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Dear Teens: It gets better

My Name is Amanda, and I am a 29 year old Personal Trainer from Ontario. I live a life full of abundance and joy. I take pride in myself

those left behind

Suicide is a topic that no one wants to discuss. We certainly see it as someone else's problem, if it hasn't touched us personally. Then

Video upload - 2016-06-27

Hang in there

Something I've learned over the past year about mental health is that it is a spectrum that everyone is on. Some may be worse off than

You’re Not “Just Being Dramatic”

What if, despite everything you knew to be true, you didn’t think you were going to make it? What if, at the end of the day, you couldn’t

Survival

I was about 14 or 15 when I first realized I might have some sort of psychological problem.

It started with migraine headaches. I lived

The hardest thing I ever did was to continue my life when I did not want to.

I was diagnosed with depression 5 years ago. Living day to day was like an ongoing tunnel that never came to an end. A tunnel with

Survival has its rewards

I first became ill at age 16. I was depressed and unsure... sounds like a lot of other teens, right? Well, it continued, and I lost

The Good, Bad, And Ugly

The reason I decided to start livingwithmentalhealthblog.wordpress.com was to shed light on mental health from a first person

Video upload - 2016-03-23

Hope

I remember it like it was yesterday. My family was out, I was home alone and it was the perfect opportunity. I felt my heart beating hard

Please Help Me So I Can Help My Baby

Let me walk you through a typical day. You wake up and take a deep breath. You get out of bed and walk towards your child's room. As you

The cry for help continues for our son.

Our now 18-year old son has been struggling through his depression, social anxiety, and low self-esteem since he was 13. We sought

Video upload - 2015-11-13

Bipolar and Succeeding

Seven years ago, I was sixteen years old, about to turn seventeen. I grew up in a normal household and seemed to have a fairly normal

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