Daddy Daydreamer

Living with depression sucks

I wonder why I put myself through the mental wringer

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Depression tracks me like a ninja, quietly plotting his course in the dark; muted footfalls, cagey eyes.

Living with it requires constant vigilance, self-care. Ignoring the signs can lead to disaster. I constantly calculate the costs and benefits of disclosure. I'm afraid of appearing weak.

I push through.

Deep down, I know something's . . .

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April 19, 2018

Let's talk about mental illness

I'm no longer silent about bipolar disorder

Every year around this time, the Bell Let's Talk campaign is front and centre. I admire the spokespeople who share their personal stories in the hopes of raising awareness about mental illness.

I've blogged about depression, but something always held me back about bipolar disorder. Well, here it goes ...

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In my early twenties, I was . . .

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January 25, 2017

Failing as a teacher was one of my greatest life lessons

In dealing with depression, I have become a better, stronger person

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Photo: Freeimages.com – Elliot Jordan

Teaching grade school and parenting are very similar. Both involve educating children, and both require great patience. My first foray into teaching wasn’t successful, but it helped me become a stronger person and prepared me for eventual parenthood.

In May, 2000, I earned my . . .

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June 09, 2016

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