Book Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning

“Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” Paulo Coelho, Manuscrito encontrado em Accra (Trigger Warning: Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide) So I am usually not someoneContinue reading “Book Review: Small Things by Mel Tregonning”

Myths of Anxiety

My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t even notice a change on the outside but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when, in reality, I’m just overwhelmed. Unknown In this article, I will simply focus on the myths of anxiety. There is so much information about anxiety outContinue reading “Myths of Anxiety”

Myths of Mental Health/Mental Illness

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close Towards the end of May this year, I volunteered to run an online workshop with students from a private school in Mississauga. So there we were, on zoom, about 50 to 60 girls from grades 5 to 12, and teachers, sittingContinue reading “Myths of Mental Health/Mental Illness”

Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist #2

Over the last few weeks, I have been listening to podcasts and watching videos which has helped me to explore my blind spots and make an effort towards being more trauma-informed, and sensitive to the needs of BIPOC clients. My experience with educating myself has shaken quite a few notions, and confirmed others. More importantly,Continue reading “Being a Culturally Competent Psychotherapist #2”