Acceptance
Acceptance

I’m learning to accept myself without judgement. (more...)

Broken
Broken

What looked like great opportunity for both my career and my family life, quickly unraveled into anxiety and guilt about not having enough time for my wife and young children. Still, I felt intense pressure to provide for them. These feelings started to pile up and finally, my head and my body just gave out on me. I felt broken. (more...)

Can’t Forget
Can’t Forget

I've heard so many people’s last breaths…and that sticks with you. You don’t forget those. (more...)

Cathartic
Cathartic

The day I realized i’d washed my hands to the point of making them bleed was a turning point for me. I knew I didn’t have control over my behaviours and thoughts at that time. (more...)

Don’t Tell
Don’t Tell

My wisdom as a child, to not tell anyone I had been assaulted, protected me at the time. (more...)

Erasing Stigma
Erasing Stigma

It was easier for me to come out as a lesbian than it was for me to talk openly about having a mental health issue. (more...)

Exposed
Exposed

When another child disclosed the abuse happened to him too, it’s like a huge file of information downloaded into my brain and broke me. It’s like a film was playing over top of my life, and I could see, feel, smell the past all over again. I felt like I was walking around totally naked and exposed. (more...)

Fragmented and Frayed
Fragmented and Frayed

I do not believe that anyone is free of Mental Health issues… it is just a matter of degree. (more...)

Grief
Grief

We are so fragile, yet so strong (more...)

Isabel
Isabel

Isabel was beautiful, weighing 4lbs 2oz. I had no idea that 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in a type of loss until it happened to us.  (more...)

Medicated
Medicated

I was shocked by the amount of medication I was prescribed immediately in the emergency room. (more...)

Numb
Numb

I felt a lack of purpose when my post partum hit me. I felt numb. (more...)

Revictimized
Revictimized

I was badly victimized once, but I’ve been re-victimized by the system ever since. (more...)

Safe Place
Safe Place

The traumatic imagery stops when i’m with animals. They are my safe place. (more...)

Scream
Scream

I'm learning to give myself permission to finally feel all my emotions (more...)

Seasons
Seasons

I have my seasons, and I have a right to feel those (more...)

Self Support
Self Support

I hide my self medicating from my daughter. She also doesn’t know that she’s one of my biggest supports as well. I have to keep it together for my kid. (more...)

Sleep
Sleep

I try to relax, and numb myself…if only I could just sleep… (more...)

Someone Else
Someone Else

I’m never really allowed to be me, so I want to be someone else. Anyone else. (more...)

The Battle
The Battle

My whole life is filled with contradiction. My identities are always in a constant battle with each other. (more...)

The Gap
The Gap

We’ve been fighting for support since he was 3. We feel isolated and alone as a family as the gaps in the system for children with mental health issues feel insurmountable. (more...)

Transformation
Transformation

Transformation is huge for me. I take all the crap i’ve had to deal with, and I turn it into something else with my jewelry. (more...)

Transitioning
Transitioning

I was assigned female at birth and spent 28 years living a female experience.  It never felt like who I was. Transitioning from female to male has allowed me to live as my authentic self. I am a transgender man. (more...)

Unhidden
Unhidden

I don’t want to hide anymore. (more...)

Acceptance
Broken
Can’t Forget
Cathartic
Don’t Tell
Erasing Stigma
Exposed
Fragmented and Frayed
Grief
Isabel
Medicated
Numb
Revictimized
Safe Place
Scream
Seasons
Self Support
Sleep
Someone Else
The Battle
The Gap
Transformation
Transitioning
Unhidden
Acceptance

I’m learning to accept myself without judgement. (more...)

Broken

What looked like great opportunity for both my career and my family life, quickly unraveled into anxiety and guilt about not having enough time for my wife and young children. Still, I felt intense pressure to provide for them. These feelings started to pile up and finally, my head and my body just gave out on me. I felt broken. (more...)

Can’t Forget

I've heard so many people’s last breaths…and that sticks with you. You don’t forget those. (more...)

Cathartic

The day I realized i’d washed my hands to the point of making them bleed was a turning point for me. I knew I didn’t have control over my behaviours and thoughts at that time. (more...)

Don’t Tell

My wisdom as a child, to not tell anyone I had been assaulted, protected me at the time. (more...)

Erasing Stigma

It was easier for me to come out as a lesbian than it was for me to talk openly about having a mental health issue. (more...)

Exposed

When another child disclosed the abuse happened to him too, it’s like a huge file of information downloaded into my brain and broke me. It’s like a film was playing over top of my life, and I could see, feel, smell the past all over again. I felt like I was walking around totally naked and exposed. (more...)

Fragmented and Frayed

I do not believe that anyone is free of Mental Health issues… it is just a matter of degree. (more...)

Grief

We are so fragile, yet so strong (more...)

Isabel

Isabel was beautiful, weighing 4lbs 2oz. I had no idea that 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in a type of loss until it happened to us.  (more...)

Medicated

I was shocked by the amount of medication I was prescribed immediately in the emergency room. (more...)

Numb

I felt a lack of purpose when my post partum hit me. I felt numb. (more...)

Revictimized

I was badly victimized once, but I’ve been re-victimized by the system ever since. (more...)

Safe Place

The traumatic imagery stops when i’m with animals. They are my safe place. (more...)

Scream

I'm learning to give myself permission to finally feel all my emotions (more...)

Seasons

I have my seasons, and I have a right to feel those (more...)

Self Support

I hide my self medicating from my daughter. She also doesn’t know that she’s one of my biggest supports as well. I have to keep it together for my kid. (more...)

Sleep

I try to relax, and numb myself…if only I could just sleep… (more...)

Someone Else

I’m never really allowed to be me, so I want to be someone else. Anyone else. (more...)

The Battle

My whole life is filled with contradiction. My identities are always in a constant battle with each other. (more...)

The Gap

We’ve been fighting for support since he was 3. We feel isolated and alone as a family as the gaps in the system for children with mental health issues feel insurmountable. (more...)

Transformation

Transformation is huge for me. I take all the crap i’ve had to deal with, and I turn it into something else with my jewelry. (more...)

Transitioning

I was assigned female at birth and spent 28 years living a female experience.  It never felt like who I was. Transitioning from female to male has allowed me to live as my authentic self. I am a transgender man. (more...)

Unhidden

I don’t want to hide anymore. (more...)

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