Posts tagged sicktalksick
My Mom Has Schizophrenia

It's a typical day, you're young, naïve ...  And then your dad tells you you're mom is sick. I already knew something was different; for quite some time I had noticed her weight gain and the instability in her moods.  I was still too young to understand mental illness, and so little talk about it among society left my family with very few resources to cope with the disease and the stigma it carries.

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Crohn's Disease: Where's the nearest bathroom?!

I’ve been living with Crohn’s disease for so long, and was diagnosed at such a young age that I don’t remember a time where I could walk into a public washroom, see all stalls in use, and not go into a minor panic attack worrying about it being the day where I instinctively “create” a new washroom in the garbage can...

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