Tag: ptsd

Someone Else

You know that really aggressive kind of nostalgia? The type that causes an actual physical ache, like invisible strings constricting around you, tugging you back towards that time? Facebook spit out one of those memories for me this morning. I've always been a fan of pop music, even back when I'd get trampled on the ...

Day 4: Laurie Strode

I first saw the original Halloween around ten years ago when I was on a classic horror movie kick. Although I loved it--especially that impressive long, single take that opens the movie--I'm not sure I fully appreciated that it really pioneered that whole wave of slashers.  I definitely remember being really frustrated with Laurie as ...

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 ...

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 ...

My Mental Health Story

(or I Am One of the 1 in 5) (Trigger warning for trauma and suicidal thoughts.) In honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I want to share a bit about my struggles with mental illness and my experiences at CAMH. But first, a disclaimer: although I'm very comfortable talking about my own experiences, I won't ...

Coming Off of Prozac

(or Thank You and Farewell, Dear Friend) Note: I am not a medical professional. This should be taken as my personal experience, rather than medical advice. Always consult your prescribing physician before making any decisions about your medication and/or mental health plan. A couple weeks ago, I made a big decision: I was going to ...