How Art Helped to Heal Me

How Art Helped to Heal Me

The first time I learned of suicide was on a skiing trip when I was fifteen years old. My Dad and I were on a winter retreat through his work. My Dad’s friend was there. We had skied with his family before. I knew that he had a son the same age as me. As I waved “Hi”...
Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

Depression: Small Steps to Wellness

As someone with Bipolar Disorder, I am no stranger to depression. Although Bipolar depression has its differences, it shares many factors with Major Depressive Disorders: isolation, changes in appetite, poor sleep, feelings of hopelessness, lethargy, disinterest,...
How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

How to Fight Back When Depression Hits

EvI have described my own depression as a “labyrinth of my fears” or a “cell of despair”. Anyone who suffers from depression knows first-hand the daily struggle it entails. It is a battle against mind and body. There have been days when my body literally felt too...
How To Cope With Depression

How To Cope With Depression

When we think about the issue of depression, we often picture a sad and socially withdrawn individual struggling to cope with basic everyday life. Our North American culture tends to view those suffering from this condition as being weak-minded, mentally unstable, or...
7 Easy Tips to beat depression

7 Easy Tips to beat depression

Every human, at one point or another, has experienced some form of depression. Depression makes you question the purpose of your existence; it wins if you cannot answer this question and completely engulfs you.  It drives a wedge between you and the rest of the world,...