February 2013: Mental Health and Life Paths

AngelFor this month’s Let’s Talk About topic, I think it would be interesting to discuss how mental health has influenced the roads we’ve traveled in life.

As an example, I’ll narrate a brief version of my life journey, a journey I’ve discussed in much more detail on my personal blog.

For most of my life, I ignored my mental health issues and got along fine, doing well up through college. Continue reading

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October 2012: Mental Health Care Around The World

RubyThis month’s Let’s Talk About topic was chosen by DeeDee.  She thought that since we have authors and readers from so many different countries, discussing both the way health care is structured and the way this affects the care available to consumers would be valuable.  And as it happens, she’s psychic!  DeeDee brought this up many months ago, and recently some of our own authors, as well as others not directly involved with Canvas, have had reason to mention it in their personal blogs.

I live in the United States, and I have had some fairly unique experiences with mental (and general) health care. Continue reading