Microaggression and Insensitivity

Language is everything to us as humans. Without language we could not communicate with one other through speech, in¬†writing or even through our bodies. New parents eagerly await the first words their child will say, if only to finally understand the message their baby is sending through hours of nonstop crying! Our words and our … Continued

About Deshawna Dookie

Deshawna Dookie is an undergraduate psych student and a mental health advocate. Originally from the Toronto area, she has had her own experiences with mental health as well as being a supportive friend and supporter of others with similar experiences. She also has a personal interest in topics pertaining to the intersection of race and mental health. Throughout her own trials with mental health she discovered a number of holistic methods to dealing with mental health issues and is working towards sharing these ideas on her own website and blog. Until then you can follow her on Twitter and here on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


The Stages Of Coming To Terms With Having A Mental Illness

Coming to terms with having a mental illness is a difficult process. It is hard enough to admit to yourself that you are suffering without also being met with ridicule and judgment from your peers. There are a lot of phases of accepting a mental illness that everyone must go through, whether it is you … Continued

About Deshawna Dookie

Deshawna Dookie is an undergraduate psych student and a mental health advocate. Originally from the Toronto area, she has had her own experiences with mental health as well as being a supportive friend and supporter of others with similar experiences. She also has a personal interest in topics pertaining to the intersection of race and mental health. Throughout her own trials with mental health she discovered a number of holistic methods to dealing with mental health issues and is working towards sharing these ideas on her own website and blog. Until then you can follow her on Twitter and here on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


Prayer vs. Treatment

Oftentimes when it comes to mental illness, it is difficult enough to come out and admit to anyone, yet alone yourself, that you have a problem. When the time is right and you feel comfortable enough to open up to your family or friends about your problem, one thing I hope you never have to … Continued

About Deshawna Dookie

Deshawna Dookie is an undergraduate psych student and a mental health advocate. Originally from the Toronto area, she has had her own experiences with mental health as well as being a supportive friend and supporter of others with similar experiences. She also has a personal interest in topics pertaining to the intersection of race and mental health. Throughout her own trials with mental health she discovered a number of holistic methods to dealing with mental health issues and is working towards sharing these ideas on her own website and blog. Until then you can follow her on Twitter and here on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.


#LetsTalk: Black Mental Health

For me this week marks two very important events, and the intersections of those topics in our society. These include #BellLetsTalk Day and the beginning of Black History Month. Now you may not see where I am going with this, but then again, that is exactly the problem. As many of you may already know … Continued

About Deshawna Dookie

Deshawna Dookie is an undergraduate psych student and a mental health advocate. Originally from the Toronto area, she has had her own experiences with mental health as well as being a supportive friend and supporter of others with similar experiences. She also has a personal interest in topics pertaining to the intersection of race and mental health. Throughout her own trials with mental health she discovered a number of holistic methods to dealing with mental health issues and is working towards sharing these ideas on her own website and blog. Until then you can follow her on Twitter and here on HMC's Supportive Minds Blog.