“You are not the flu.”

I'm not eating disordered. I am not depressed. I am not my mental illnesses. I have mental illnesses. I have depression. I have an eating disorder. I have struggles. I am not my struggles. "There's a difference between experiencing suffering and becoming it." Holding onto mental illness as a part of our identities makes the maladaptive behaviours that [...]

Mental Illness Diagnostic Labels – The Good and the Bad

Words have the power to define what we see. With respect to mental illness diagnoses, this is no different. There's so much to be said about this topic, I'm elaborating a bit on here after one of my latest Instagram posts. (Keep in mind I am not a diagnostic professional, nor clinician, and my knowledge [...]