How I Stay Alive: Living with Bipolar II Disorder

Words by Hannah Ragen I live with bipolar II disorder. I will live with it forever. It is a part of my normal life, something that cannot be avoided, ignored. It insists on being at the forefront of my existence, day in and day out. When I envision my mental illness, it looks like this: […]

Portrait Of A Beast: A Story of Anxiety and Depression

The beast that is anxiety and depression is one to consume you, physically and mentally. It’s a beast that takes away simple pleasures in everyday life. I, myself, have met this creature and its destructive nature. And I know I’m not alone: if you’re reading this, you yourself have probably suffered from depression and/or anxiety or […]

Ten Cents Change

Growing up my mum taught me that volunteering was the most valuable thing you could do with your time. In grade eleven she took me to a nursing home and signed me up for a six month buddy program. She said as long as I kept it up, each week she’d buy pizza for my friends and […]

I Just Quit My Job And I Don’t Know How To Feel

Today I walked out of my job for the last time. I quit. Done, finished, complete. Me, the girl who has held shitty job after shitty job since she was 14 and 9 months said nope, that’s enough. It’s time to live a little–it’s time to quit crap job number 5 without a plan. Throughout […]