Posts tagged depression

Working to Heal

Working to Heal

Growing up with an adult who suffered from severe mood swings and outbursts made my young life very confusing. I never knew what the day would bring. People with Bipolar, Borderline, or Narcissistic Personality Disorder have unpredictable behaviors. A lot of blaming and shaming is involved. As a young kid, I was on the receiving […]

My Depression Launched a Lifeline

My Depression Launched a Lifeline

Success is one of those qualities that can be measured in so many different ways. Success at work. A happy marriage. A beautiful, healthy child. Harmonious family relationships. I was a successful entrepreneur who built her own thriving business from scratch. In fact, in 1998 I received the Business Excellence Award (Entrepreneurship Category) for Etobicoke. […]

Suicide Hotline Blues- Schizoaffective Disorder

Suicide Hotline Blues- Schizoaffective Disorder

The truth is, I’m still me, I’m still the same person I was before this diagnosis.

My Recovery From An Abusive Relationship

My Recovery From An Abusive Relationship

My recovery story begins when I asked for help getting out of an abusive relationship. I was dating a guy who gave no regard to me or my body. He made me have sex with him and do sexual things every time we were together. I was afraid of him. I never directly said no […]

Recovering From a Emotional and Traumatic Childhood

Recovering From a Emotional and Traumatic Childhood

My name is Milagro and I have been fighting with mental illness since I was seven years old. I am now twenty seven. My mother had depression and an anxiety disorder. My bothers and I have been in and out of the foster care system since I was three. My father passed away when I […]

Bipolar Depression and Misdiagnosis

Bipolar Depression and Misdiagnosis

I was born in January 1964 an Aquarian…. I did really well at High School and left with 5 Highers (3A and 2B) I chose not to go to university and started working in Central Regional Council as a trainee accountant. This was not what I really wanted to do… actually would have liked to […]

Support for Anxiety Depression and PTSD

Support for Anxiety Depression and PTSD

After leaving the Armed Forces, I was diagnosed with clinical Depression, chronic Anxiety and PTSD. I found myself on a waiting list for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and was offered mind-altering medication to help me until my name came up. This was not acceptable to me, but I had little choice; there were few other […]

The Agoraphobic Life

The Agoraphobic Life

What the agoraphobic wants *normal* people to know: When I say I can’t go out I really can’t. For some reason my brain reacts as if it’s life threatening event. And what I experience is very similar to what everyone does when they start to pass away, scary huh? Imagine having those feelings through out […]

From Suicidal To Supermodel

From Suicidal To Supermodel

“People tend to think of suicide as not seeing or appreciating the good in their life, but that’s not it. Usually there’s a little bit of good, a lot of bad, and no break from any of it, so suicide is about wanting to be free; free from the relentlessness of life. If you don’t like your job, you take a holiday; if you’re tired from housework you take a break; but when it’s your body and brain causing the difficulty, there is no escape.”

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

Schizoaffective Disorder – From Shadow To Light

I have schizoaffective disorder, but that is not who I am.