• Mental Health
  • Dream Analysis

    The other night I dreamed that I tried to drown. I saw myself standing on a dock at a lake, deep blue water surrounding me. As I stood on the dock it occurred to me to drown, to just submerge myself deep enough that I couldn’t change my mind. So I did. I plunged into […]

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  • Piece by Piece

    Since I was hospitalized back in June, I have been obsessively self-analyzing. I’ve been surprising myself and the people that thought they knew me. I can’t go back to being the person I was before my grandpa died and before I wanted to die too. I don’t want to call it an unravelling because that […]

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  • On Coping with Grief

    Ron McKay, age 15 Today I met with a bereavement counsellor for our local area, because I was feeling like maybe part of the reason I’m struggling so much with my depression is tied into losing my grandpa on April 6. My grandparents were really my first real friends, and my grandpa was really one […]

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  • A Room of One’s Own

    I’m seriously obsessed with lanterns. I have them everywhere. I wasn’t even going to bother citing the Virginia Woolf bit that inspired this post, but then I thought- not everyone is an English Lit major and has had it drilled into their skull year after year after year after year…I digress. Ginny (yes, I’m on […]