Posts tagged therapy

My Anxiety Disorder- The Best Worst Thing

My Anxiety Disorder- The Best Worst Thing

When I was in my early twenties, my husband had a heart attack at the age of 34.  I was terrified he would die, and that I would never see him again.   The truth was,  from that day on, I was never going to see myself again.   At least not that version of […]

There Is No Magic Behind Psychotherapy

There Is No Magic Behind Psychotherapy

At least not the way I do it…. It’s scary to think or much less believe that you are in charge in your session. Not the person you think of as the expert. Get this: Every single thing that happens comes from you. Your counselor gets credit for nothing. If they are good…they have spent […]

A Faint Pulse

A Faint Pulse

The problem with dead people isn’t that they aren’t here, it’s that they’re everywhere. The truth in this wisdom, conveyed by an old friend, was the reason I had found myself a new therapist with Jungian tendencies. I was looking to put an end to the stretches of sleepless nights, the recurring feelings of déjà […]

Surviving on the Borderline: Life with Borderline Personality Disorder

Surviving on the Borderline: Life with Borderline Personality Disorder

Please note: This post contains potentially triggering information, as I discuss suicidal ideation and my diagnoses. Pay close attention to your own mind, body, and spirit when deciding whether or not you want to read it, and whether or not you are at a comfortable place with your own illness to be able to handle […]

Invisible Illness

Invisible Illness

When my son was only 5 years old, he had his first in-patient psychiatric hospital stay. I was told at the time that he was one of, if not the youngest patient they had ever had. Many people condemned and criticized my decision to seek medical help. I needed help, my son needed help, and […]

Rediscovering My Sense of Humour

Rediscovering My Sense of Humour

I spent too many months in a strange deep depression I fell into. Days and nights were long, painful and boring. I preferred being alone. Communication with people meant to listen, speak, discuss – I didn’t have energy for that! I know too well how ridiculous depression can be. I needed to take shower but […]

A Journey Through a Paramedic’s Eyes

A Journey Through a Paramedic’s Eyes

My mental health symptoms started very young. I remember being in grade school telling my mom that I felt ‘weird’, and I would tear my room apart in anger and frustration when the only response I would get as to why I was having these feelings was, ‘it’s your hormones’. I felt lost and like […]

Jay’s Story- A First Responder’s Experience With PTSD

Jay’s Story- A First Responder’s Experience With PTSD

A very special thanks to CMHA for conducting the interview and covering this extremely important issue. “I think of my mental health like an ocean. I envision the levels of the sea to navigate where I’m at. When I’m in my darkest hour, I’m sucked under the ocean floor. And at my best, I’m sitting on […]

Therapy: The Beginning of a Journey

Therapy: The  Beginning of a Journey

I saw a psychologist for about 2 years. My first time to get help in mental health I consider that she saved my life. I never told anyone about all the trouble in my past, my childhood. It was a long story and she heard it and she did not judge me or blame me […]

5 Things Your Therapist Won’t Tell You

5 Things Your Therapist Won’t Tell You

 “In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?” ~ Carl R. Rogers The client-therapist relationship is pretty one […]