The 9 Diagnostic Criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder

There are nine (9) diagnostic criteria for getting a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis which I will be outlining in today’s blog post, however, I want to add a few disclaimers which I have outlined below. These symptoms come straight from the...

Top 3 Shows to Get Your Mind off Depression

The Office Top 5 episodes: Stress Relief Part 1: Season 5 Episode 14 Dwight’s fire drill causes Stanley to collapse and have a heart attack. Afterwards, Dwight must make amends to the stressed-out office.  Opinion: The beginning of this episode is notoriously...

Warrior Wounds: Brianna

I’m taking a look into the lives of people who have recovered or are in recovery of mental health struggles and have struggled with self-harm or scars related to mental illness. Mental illness is mostly an invisible disability so it goes widely unnoticed except...

8-Week DBT Therapy At West 5th, Hamilton: REVIEW

Introduction I think after nine years of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) through multiple in/outpatient programs across the province (Ontario) I have earned the ability to review different programs. The most recent program I have embarked on is the intensive West...

10 Memes that Sum Up OCD

1. When you beat a compulsion  via GIPHY 2. when someone without ocd says “i’m so ocd” via GIPHY 3. when you say you have ocd and someone replies WITH “so you wash your hands a lot?”  via GIPHY 4. WHEN A COMPULSION TAKES OVER 20 MINUTES...