Mental Health

1 in 5: Ending the Stigma

I am 1 in 5. Within a year it is said that 1 in 5 people will experience some type of mental illness. This could include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, eating disorders, and suicidal behaviours/thoughts. Suicide accounts for 24% of deaths between the ages of 15-24 years, and 16% of deaths between… Continue reading 1 in 5: Ending the Stigma

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Postpartum Anxiety and Depression { My Story }

I gave birth to my daughter on October 5th, 2014. Growing up (despite what I always told my aunts!) being a wife and a mom was what I always wanted. I had no desire for secondary education, I just wanted a husband and babies. I grew up in a very large extended family and, even… Continue reading Postpartum Anxiety and Depression { My Story }