Bell Let’s Talk

Bell Let’s Talk is a wide-reaching, multi-year program designed to break the silence around mental illness and support mental health all across Canada. — Read on letstalk.bell.ca/en/ Bell Let's Talk is an incredibly powerful campaign that kicks stigma where it should be kicked, in the ass! It's super simple better now and January 30th every... Continue Reading →

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Treating ADHD – More Than Popping a Pill? – TotallyADD

An article I wrote for TotallyADD on why as important as medication is for ADHD. There's so much more to treating ADHD in combination with medication. And another article on how to advocate for your mental health in order empower yourself in your treatment. Treating ADHD requires a multi modal approach, this includes self-compassion, rest,... Continue Reading →

When you think of being positive what comes to mind? Like many people you think about things that make you feel good like an inspirational quote or affirmation. Most people don't think about the above facts about positivity. The truth is that making positive change also involves dealing with the following Tough thoughts, feelings and... Continue Reading →

Tips For Having Healthy Conversations About Suicide | by Sandy Pace | Invisible Illness | Sep, 2020 | Medium

If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health like me and millions of other people, you might have noticed how the reactions from friends and family dictate how you relate to your mental health… — Read on medium.com/invisible-illness/tips-for-having-healthy-conversations-about-suicide-c82943654848

Medication For ADHD Isn’t a Crutch, Weakness or Gateway Drug | by Sandy Pace | Invisible Illness | Aug, 2020 | Medium

My latest article is on developing healthy beliefs around ADHD medication. This is important to me because as an ADHD-er I’ve been pill shamed more times than I can count and this form of stigma is harmful and people shouldn’t be shamed for taking a helpful medication. During the summer of 1999, I got diagnosed... Continue Reading →

ADHD Burnout and Exhaustion – Adult ADHD, ADD Blog

In my journey, one of my hardest challenges was learning to deal with ADHD exhaustion or burnout. If you live with ADHD or ADD, it’s likely you’ve experienced this as well. — Read on totallyadd.com/blog/adhd-burnout-and-exhaustion/ I gotta say as a person with ADHD TotallyADD has not just helped me but there a big reason why... Continue Reading →

Your Little Wins Are Bigger Than You Think – Beautiful Voyager – Medium

Why is it so hard to be proud of the positive changes you make when you’re diagnosed with a mental illness? A big reason why its hard is because of how society views mental illness influences our… — Read on medium.com/the-beautiful-voyager/your-little-wins-are-bigger-than-you-think-954987891db7 It's been awhile since i posted heres a recent article i wrote on a... Continue Reading →

The biggest lessons I’ve learned about living with trauma.

According to the American Psychological Association, trauma can lead to unpredictable emotions, strained relationships, headaches, and nausea. These are just a few examples which contribute to why… — Read on medium.com/invisible-illness/the-biggest-lessons-ive-learned-about-living-with-my-trauma-e23c62647d40 My latest article on practicing skills like self-compassion for dealing with our grief and trauma

Why unsolicited advice isn’t always helpful to someone living with a mental illness

A few months ago I was sitting at the dentist waiting to get day surgery. I ended up spending my pre-surgery wait time giving a friend advice on how to support their sister who recently got diagnosed… — Read on medium.com/invisible-illness/why-unsolicited-advice-isnt-always-helpful-to-someone-living-with-a-mental-illness-7e9448cee29a

7 ways to #GetReal about how you feel  – Canadian Mental Health Association

Here are seven ways to #GetReal about how you really feel – one way for every day of Mental Health Week. — Read on mentalhealthweek.ca/7-ways-to-getreal-about-how-you-feel/ As a person in peer support school and a person living with a mental illness. I think mental health awareness is something we should all do even if we can... Continue Reading →

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