A Concerned Wife

“Doctor, I’m worried about Frank.” “Why are you worried?  He’s in perfect physical health.” “It’s his mental health that I’m concerned about.” “His mental health?” “I’m worried that he has apathy which could be a sign of Parkinson's or Alzheimer's.” 40 Words This was written for Sammi Cox’s Weekend Writing Prompt Word Apathy. Source: WebMD

Cate’s News

After being in the hospital for just over ten days, Cate was more than anxious to leave. She longed to be back in her own flat, sleeping in her own bed and eating more edible food. The first thing she planned to do when she got home was to take a long, hot shower and …

Cate’s Condition

Gladys sat at her desk, looking out of the window. She wasn't looking at anything in particular. Her mind was elsewhere. She was thinking about last night when Edward and she were together in her flat. He had stopped by in the evening and after they had dinner, they retired to the living-room. When they …

Get Real About How You Feel

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada. There is so much stigma attached to mental health that people who are struggling with it suffer in silence because they don't know how others will react. Mental Health affects all of us and we need to have an environment which will offer support and …

Donna’s Initiative

"My organization is a mess," Donna said. "Why do you say that?" her boyfriend, Hector asked her. "It's overrun with misaligning multitaskers." "What on earth are Misaligning multitaskers?" "They overworked employees who are constantly multitasking causing them to make mistakes which get them into trouble with their supervisors and other employees. They are fatigued and distracted …

Bell Let’s Talk

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day. It's a day when people across Canada can speak up and do their part to break down the stigma toward mental health. This year the aim is to dismantle stigma and raise money for the cause. Click here for more information. Mental health affects everyone. Be supportive. Raise awareness. …

Liar

“End your relationship with James.” “Why, Mrs. Moriarty?” “He deserves to be happy.” “And he won’t be with me?” “Such impudence, believing that he could be happy with a woman whose mind is defective.” “I’ll ignore that asinine remark.” “You know I’m right.” “My illness doesn’t affect how James feels about me.” “It should.” “It …

Bailey’s Story

“I want to think of your mania and depression as merely monsters which will go away when you take your medication.” “I hate taking the medication,” she complained. “Why do you hate taking it, Bailey?” “Taking it means that I’m not right in the head.” “I don’t want you to look at like that. Just …

Locked Away?

PHOTO PROMPT © Sandra Crook “Look at this mess!  It’s going to take a while to clean up.” “I’ll help you and get Joel to help too--” “No!  I don’t want his help.  As a matter of fact, I don’t want him coming around here anymore.” “Why not?” “He made this mess.” “That’s not true.  Why …

The Faces of Mental Illness

“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week so I thought it would be appropriate …

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