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Thankfulness

It’s the Thanksgiving holiday here in Canada, which always puts me in a reflective mood. It can be very  hard to be thankful when you are touched by mental illness. It can destroy families, friendships, careers, even lives. It also … Continue reading

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A nice short video on empathy vs sympathy

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The relative “Glamour” of different illnesses

This article in the Regina Leader-Post is worth a read. It discusses (among other things) CMHA’s struggles in obtaining fundraising for Friends for Life a suicide prevention program in Saskatchewan. Excerpt: Mental illness is something most people would rather not … Continue reading

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Mental First Aid

This is an excellent video on how one might approach someone who appears to be undergoing a mental breakdown. A very good thing to watch if you have time to do so.

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Video from yesterday

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Heck of a week

I have been on a bit of a mini hiatus.Rough week. Cartoonishly rough week. Did nothing for the weekend and boy did I need it. The week ahead promises to be interesting. I admit to being more than a little … Continue reading

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Coffee

Like many adults, I am quite likely addicted to caffeine in the morning. The first thing I do when I get up every morning is make coffee and then pour myself a cup. When you have drugs whose side effects … Continue reading

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I see it

Mental Illness affects me 24/7/52 weeks a year. In order to cope, I have developed a highly aware sense of self. I carefully monitor the side effects of my medication, how productive I am and my general mental state. Though … Continue reading

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Excercise

It was a balmy 12° C on Sunday (and a beautiful 17° C  yesterday), so I decided to get my bike out and go for a nice 20 km ride. Just like any person, it’s a good idea if I … Continue reading

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What is Normal?

Hi, Neil here again. If you haven’t heard, I’m a schizophrenic. Don’t worry, I usually don’t whisper it so it’s ok if you don’t either. I am a person. A person who happens to have a mental illness. Just those … Continue reading

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