Mental Health Tag: I Answer 10 Questions About My Mental Health

On YouTube, there is a game of tag going on between YouTubers who talk about mental health.  In this game, the person tagged has to answer 10 questions about their mental health in a video.  I volunteered to participate.

And Mercedes Sherman -- YOU'RE IT!  



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Be that True Friend

How to Support a Friend or Family Member Dealing?

Great progress has been made in raising awareness about mental health and fighting the stigma, work still needs to be done.

One area that certainly could use some work is educating people on how to support and be friends with a person who...

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Depression Is A Cancer of the Mind! Why Aren't We Taking It Just As Seriously?!


Let Us Define Cancer

I know my title choice has probably raised an eyebrow, or perhaps even made you upset.. but please bear with me as I draw an analogy between cancer and depression. defines cancer as:

Allow me to draw your attention to that last definition: "a...

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Being Sick AND Depressed? It's a DOUBLE WHAMMY!

advice coping mechanisms Jun 19, 2019

Managing depression is a tough enough challenge for most people.  But what happens when you get sick, on top of being depressed?

I've been dealing with both for a little over 6 weeks now.  So I made a video about it and offer my advice on how to get by!


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Am I Anti-Medication? Conversation over a good steak dinner!

The other night, I caught up with a friend over dinner.  We ended up at Barberian's Steak House in downtown Toronto.  They had a wine list that was 108 pages long!  Great food, excellent service.

During our conversation, of course we talked about my work here at Defying...

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QUIT FLIPPING OUT: Responding vs Reacting

Season 4: Episode 4 - Responding vs Reacting.

If you are guilty of flipping out a little too often, then this video is for you.  Taking the time to respond as opposed to having a knee-jerk reaction will improve your overall mental health and well-being.

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Anxiety and Depression: Victim or Survivor

"If there is something wrong, those of us who have the ability to take action, have the responsibility to take action."

-- Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Gates, in the film National Treasure.

Perhaps you saw National Treasure and remember that line, as Ben and Riley decide that they must steal the...

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A book review

WARNING: This book review contains coarse language.

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck: A Counter-Intuitive Approach To Living A Good Life by Mark Manson.

Rating: 8 out of 10
Readability: 10 out of 10
Recommended:  YES


Well, that book title certainly got my...

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