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What It Feels Like To Want To Die

Eloi Eloi Lama Sabacthani. I want to die repeating it over and over again. And just for that moment, I would be beautiful and loved and dignified.

Suicide Is Not A Mental Health Issue, It’s A Social Issue

I've been living in pretty much total isolation for more than a year. It's amazing what a broken mind and broken spirit can do to your body too. I'm unrecognizable. This isn't about why, its about what I can do... Continue Reading →

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My Brief Prison Experience

I went to jail recently (finally got it off the bucket list)! It was only for six days but because it was over the holidays, it was a little more challenging than it would otherwise be. Even in that brief... Continue Reading →

Bell Let’s Talk: The Right to Die

Recently CBC ran an article on the right to die, which included a brief discussion on mental illness. I have long been an advocate of the right to die for the mentally ill and was happy to see that this... Continue Reading →

Bell Let’s Talk: The Implications of How We Define Mental Illness

Mental illness has long been a sanitized issue. When we discuss mental health, we discuss it in a way that does not deviate from the dominant ideological practices of our time. I want to discuss mental illness in a way that gives dignity and power back to those who suffer from it and expose the social norms and practices that work to make mental illness worse.

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