For months I've been struggling with how to write about what I've learned about healing from depression and anxiety. It's not that I can't explain it. I'm just not sure I can write about it in a way that would be of any use to anyone else.
Trigger warning: this story contains discussion of eugenics and violence against disabled people. Last year, a doctor at Labrador-Grenfell Health in St. Anthony, N.L. told Sheila Elson that her 25-year-old daughter Candice Lewis was dying, and offered to kill Lewis using Canada's assisted dying laws. Elson immediately said no and is now complaining about the … Continue reading Let’s talk about the fact that a doctor recommended murdering a patient
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's approach to mental health is completely individualist, over-simplistic and useless for most of us who struggle with anxiety, depression, and trauma. It's also not new.
"Big pharma", the corporations that control the world's prescription drugs, consistently take advantage of sick people for profit. Contrary to the headlines I've seen lately, hating that is not ableist. What is ableist is judging people for doing the best they can with the options that are presented to them. The problem with big pharma is … Continue reading No, hating “big pharma” is not ableist