As many people know I am a stigma fighter and I tend to almost over-analyze as to why stigma exists and how it can be eliminated. It is true, I believe the word 'stigma' is an overused word/term but a...
If someone would have told me years ago that I would suffer from panic attacks I would have thought them to be crazy. The first time I had a panic attack was in 2004. It hit me like a punch in the face. I was cleaning up the house when all of a sudden I started having difficulty breathing.
For the past 16 hours I have been having an anxiety attack, my first in many months. I have been pacing around my apartment. I have been vocal with what its like to live with mental illness but a thought occurred to me earlier: Why not write a blog while I experience this anxiety attack inside of waiting until it's over and recollecting what it felt like?
"Look how beautiful it is," I was thinking. "Isn't it beautiful? WHY CAN'T YOU JUST STOP WORRYING AND BE PRESENT WITH HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS?" And then I remembered the thing I always remember halfway through a trip: no matter how well you pack, you can't travel without your baggage.
MONTREAL - It was supposed to be a big break for Stefie Shock — the Quebec rocker was going live on TV to promote his new album.As a young musician at the time, such a spotlight could only be good for...