I’ve been a mental health advocate for several years and my continuing goal is to open the conversation about mental illness and help educate society about its reality.Zee Malvern
CraZee is a personalized blog that features tips, advice, support, and an open platform to talk about mental health. Every post that finds it’s way onto CraZee comes from a good place, a warm heart, and a true story. All facts are 100% researched, all ads are 100% bug-free, and all research has been 100% verified. CraZee features an online shop #KindKits where we sell personalized coping boxes tailored to meet your individual needs, a Zeeganism page which highlights local adoptable pets, tips on veganism, and stories from people who live with an Ahimsa (non-harming) lifestyle. My portfolio features several ventures I have embarked on as a mental health advocate, the blog feed covers topics from schizophrenia to lifestyle and wellness, and the get involved page has opportunities for both online and in-person volunteering for mental health awareness, petitions to sign, and change to be made. I may offer consoling thoughts and statements but I am in no way a certified counsellor. Please talk to your doctor, call a helpline, or go to the hospital if you are in immediate danger. I hope you enjoy your browsing and I thank you so much for visiting CraZee! Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and subscribe to the mailing list for advocating opportunities, free merch, and blog updates!
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My name is Zee Malvern and I am diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I’ve suffered from co-occupant disorders such as Bulimia and Addiction and I identify as a transgendered male (FTM). I’m a certified yoga instructor with over 300 hours of training specializing in acro yoga and Ayurveda practices, I currently attend McMaster University majoring in Political Philosophy, Justice, and Law, and I minor in the Not-For-Profit Business and Voluntary Sector. I have a service dog named Peach and a cat named Momo, I’m a Starbucks barista and trained professional dog bather, and I recognize as a vegan living through the Ahimsa (non-harming) lifestyle.
I was admitted to several psychiatric hospitals over the span of nine years where I spent an accumulative three years in a hospital bed. I attended treatment from Oshawa to Guelph and was admitted to three long-term institutions known as Homewood Health, Toronto General Hospital, and Ontario Shores. I am still in treatment but I am happy to be hospital free for over a year now. My current treatment includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), group therapy, Talk Therapy, Testosterone Hormone Therapy (THT), psychiatric medication, and my service dog Peach helps me in my day-to-day life.
I was diagnosed with BPD at the extremely young age of thirteen and because of the long-term inpatient treatment I never attended high school, I never worked part-time or full-time, I only saw my family during visiting hours. My entire life was focussed on doctors, medication, and safety. As I said before, I am lucky to be one-year hospital-free and because of my amazing progress I now attend university AND work part-time at Starbucks. I’m learning to live life outside of the hospital, and it’s full of bumps and twists and turns. Since I never had the chance to interact with people other than doctors and patients I now have to re-learn how to interact with day-to-day society with a stutter in my voice and trembling extremities. I am learning every day how to manage to live alone, going to school, and working while keeping my mental health in check. Since nurses and doctors took care of me for my entire adolescence I am now re-learning how to self-regulate, clean and feed myself. It may seem easy to a lot of people…taking a shower, brushing your teeth, and eating 3 meals a day shouldn’t be that hard for a twenty-two-year-old right? But, not only am I learning how to adult I am learning how to live outside of four white walls. I went entire seasons without taking a step outside so re-learning life is a whole new incredible journey. Welcome to the ride!