We have long maintained a sense of pride in being pro immigrant, refugee friendly, and a safe haven for all. This act of terrorism proved without a doubt that this is not the case. Instances of Islamophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant sentiment have been present in Canadian society for longer than most would like to admit.
Ashleigh-Rae is an aspiring journalist and writer, who lives at home with her parents and younger brothers. She was born in Toronto and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica. After being diagnosed with depression and anxiety, Ashleigh-Rae does her best to help her friends in similar situations. Ashleigh-Rae spends a lot of her time on the internet, where she learns as much about the world as she can.
When I was going through it, and if I'm being honest, I still am, I felt utterly alone. The symptoms of depression sometimes present themselves as flaws. I kept thinking if I adjusted my attitude or if I weren't such a bad person then I would feel better. Because we think it's something we've done or that it's our fault, we don't seek treatment. Too many of us aren't reaching out for help when we're experiencing these things.
09/23/2016 03:53 EDT
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