Posts tagged trauma

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trauma and Self-Doubt

Trauma and Self-Doubt

I’ve doubted myself in many ways for as long as I can remember; I just hid it pretty well most of the time. Beginning at 12, I drank and smoked. As I got older, I increased my drugs of choice to include acid and ‘shrooms, which I preferred over anything else. Two months ago, while […]

Healing Through Dance: Trauma and Depression

Healing Through Dance: Trauma and Depression

Not everyone feels things the same way. Those of us with depression often feel numb. Other times they feel the pain of ten knives cutting through them.

Don’t Give Up- Accepting Mental Illness

Don’t Give Up- Accepting Mental Illness

I had my first psychotic episode at the tender age of 17. The world seemed to come together and fall apart simultaneously. On reflection it’s difficult to pin point what had triggered this incredible reaction. Earlier that year I had been on tour in Japan promoting a peer counselling education programme that supported students being […]

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Self Care Checklist

Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay: Self Care Checklist

Having a mental illness is sometimes a life long battle. You will feel alone, you will be judged, and you will doubt yourself. Others will tell you that you are fine, that nobody has it perfect, and that nobody is normal. The fact that you have learned coping strategies and that you piece together a […]

John Oliver Is Furious About The Appalling State Of Our Mental Health Services

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According to John, all we have done to help the mentally ill is: “nothing, not anything, very few things, not much, and prison.”

Theres NO “D” in PTSD- Hypnosis and Trauma

Theres NO “D” in PTSD- Hypnosis and Trauma

So that title grabbed you,  at this moment in time your ready to blow a gasket or are rather intrigued in the next few paragraphs, So let me take you on a journey of recovery. In 1994 I joined the British Army and served in all the places your local travel agent won’t send you […]