Posts tagged suicide

The Mirror and the Door

The Mirror and the Door

No matter what I have been through I am not alone, there is hope and recovery is possible.

When Depression Came To Stay

When Depression Came To Stay

I still have an elephant come and sit on me every now and then, and that’s fine. I’ve learned to be patient and kind to myself on the bad days, and appreciate the good days. I’m no longer afraid to speak out about my mental illness, and I even write a blog about 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. […]

Living on a Tightrope- Borderline Personality Disorder

Living on a Tightrope- Borderline Personality Disorder

My name is Carissa Wright and I am 26 years of age. I may appear to you as a normal functioning human being. I have a job, I play sport and I have friends. But I also have a disorder. I am a sufferer and recovery of the mental illness which is borderline personalty disorder. […]

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.

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.”

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

Shattering the Silence- Mental Health Stigma

I continue to see posts on various sites from professionals who preach about “breaking stigma” and speaking out about mental health issues. While I think this is great, it hurts to see these same professionals continuing to promote stigma by refusing to give more than a few words on their own issues. I have been […]

How My 7-Year-Old Stops Me From Suicide

How My 7-Year-Old Stops Me From Suicide

Over the last few months, my 7-year-old daughter has been asking a lot of questions about death, dying, the soul, and heaven. The trigger was the opening scene in the movie UP, where Mr. Frederickson and his wife Ellie’s life history is briefly presented. This sequence always makes me cry. It’s a poignant story of […]

One More Day- Suicide: A Crisis In The Shadows

One More Day- Suicide: A Crisis In The Shadows

On Monday, May 5, 2014, Marlin Collingwood’s husband, 45-year-old Gary Girton — who had been battling severe clinical depression for several years — took how own life. See the full story below.