Tag: ptsd

Day 4: Laurie Strode

I first saw the original Halloween around ten years ago when I was on a classic horror movie kick. Although I loved it--especially that impressive long, single take that opens the movie--I'm not sure I fully appreciated that it really pioneered that whole wave of slashers.  I definitely remember being really frustrated with Laurie as ...

Prozac Update 2: Guess Who’s Back?

In honour of World Mental Health Day, I thought I'd write a quick update on my journey with Prozac. You might remember that around this time last year, I had successfully come off of Prozac. In that post, I mentioned that I'd take it again if I ever needed to. To quote myself (ugh, that ...

Prozac Update

For today's Wellness Wednesday, I thought I'd post an update on how I'm doing sans Prozac. It's been about a month since I took my last dose, and I'm feeling pretty great. However, coming off the medication wasn't without its challenges... My doctor had prepared me for the emotional symptoms I might experience, including some ...

My Mental Health Story

(or I Am One of the 1 in 5) (Trigger warning for trauma and suicidal thoughts.) In honour of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I want to share a bit about my struggles with mental illness and my experiences at CAMH. But first, a disclaimer: although I'm very comfortable talking about my own experiences, I won't ...

Coming Off of Prozac

(or Thank You and Farewell, Dear Friend) Note: I am not a medical professional. This should be taken as my personal experience, rather than medical advice. Always consult your prescribing physician before making any decisions about your medication and/or mental health plan. A couple weeks ago, I made a big decision: I was going to ...