Tag: mentalhealth

Prozac Update 2: Guess Who’s Back?

In honour of World Mental Health Day, I thought I'd write a quick update on my journey with Prozac. You might remember that around this time last year, I had successfully come off of Prozac. In that post, I mentioned that I'd take it again if I ever needed to. To quote myself (ugh, that ...

One Brave Night 2018

In 2015, a little more than six months after receiving treatment at CAMH, I started hearing about this event called Darkness to Light. The premise was simple: get people to sponsor you to stay up all night, and the funds you raised would go to the CAMH Foundation. Fiona and I enthusiastically signed up and ...

Dealing With Bad Days After Depression

Bad days suck. But when you're recovering from depression, they can seem downright scary.

No, Seriously… Let’s Talk

Mental illness is not uncommon. So why don't we talk about it?

Ten Minutes A Day For A Better Life

In my last year of high school (back when Ontario still had OAC, aka Grade 13), I dated a guy who was a bit of a nouveau-hippie. He was super into yoga, drum circles, and meditation. I was decidedly... not. I remember feeling annoyed one night near the end of our short-lived relationship when he ...

Prozac Update

For today's Wellness Wednesday, I thought I'd post an update on how I'm doing sans Prozac. It's been about a month since I took my last dose, and I'm feeling pretty great. However, coming off the medication wasn't without its challenges... My doctor had prepared me for the emotional symptoms I might experience, including some ...

Book Review: Women, Food, and God

(or Women, Food, and a Side of Goop) Welcome to the first edition of Wellness Wednesday! Today, I'm reviewing Geneen Roth's book Women, Food, and God, which is about our relationship with food, and how the endless cycle of bingeing and dieting is just a way to fill the parts of our lives that feel empty ...