Perspectives: An Attention-Seeker

Perspectives: An Attention-Seeker

Perspectives: An Attention-Seeker In my late teens, I began to appreciate my appearance. After years of wearing loose-fitting clothes, I finally made peace with the way my hips flared and how much space my thighs took up. I began to wear close-fitting clothes that made…

The Pain Behind The Smiles: Owen Wilson

The Pain Behind The Smiles: Owen Wilson

Resource If you have thoughts about suicide or want to speak to someone: In Toronto, your contact is Toronto Distress Centre Crisis Line: (416) 408-4357 Survivor Support Program: (416) 595-1716 If you are in Canada and live in a different city or province head to…

Embroidery Workshop with Tali Tjiang

Embroidery Workshop with Tali Tjiang

Embroidery Workshop with Tali Tjiang CreateBeing + Tali: Embroidery Workshop August 24 from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Healing Collective. There are limited spots, please RSVP HERE. We are so excited to have our first collaboration workshop with the very talented and inspiring, Tali Tjiang.…

Perspectives: Sunrays From The Cave

Perspectives: Sunrays From The Cave

Perspectives Sunrays From The Cave Written by Meshach   Mentions of: Substance use, thoughts and plans of self-harm mentioned My name is Meshach and I live with bipolar disorder. It has been a very intense, difficult, and rewarding journey all at the same time. Early…

Perspectives: Made of Depression

Perspectives: Made of Depression

Perspectives Made of Depression Written by B²   Depression, What you make of it.Depression, Whats your take on it. Ever felt low?Angry to let go?Detached like velcro?Echo, echo, echo, That smile inRetro, retro, re, retrospect,Jumping jacks for just half a sec,Smashed my quest, to find…

Art Inspo: Gold Leaf

Art Inspo: Gold Leaf

Art Inspo: Gold Leaf The story behind the art. I wanted to capture what I felt when I started feeling better. I wasn’t the Amanda I was before I went through depression, but a version of myself that came out stronger. Leaves represent hope and…

Art Inspo: We Are Gathered

Art Inspo: We Are Gathered

Art Inspo: We Are Gathered The story behind the art. An abstract expression of how we are all different and can be a part of something together. The colours symbolize creativity, reflection, friendliness and fun. The circles of varying colour and sizes represent the diversity…

Art Inspo: Space Party

Art Inspo: Space Party

Art Inspo: Space Party The story behind the art. An abstract expression of the joy, creativity and excitement when one finds hope. That is the basic premise of my art piece, Space Party. I called it Space Party because I felt like the circles represented…

Perspectives: Faith & Mental Illness, A Journey of Authenticity, Kindness, and Honesty

Perspectives: Faith & Mental Illness, A Journey of Authenticity, Kindness, and Honesty

Perspectives Faith & Mental Illness : A Journey of Authenticity, Kindness, and Honesty  article written by Nya Abernathy   It was my final year of university. I woke up and went to bed each day engulfed in fear. Fear that I was destined for doom.…

Eating Well is Self-Care

Eating Well is Self-Care

Eating Well is Self-Care I had a great time at the Food, Mood and Brain Health event on Thursday, June 20th.  Sunnybrook Hospital’s Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC- Psychiatry) hosted the event to raise awareness of its role in promoting a culture of patient…