When One Door Closes, Another One Opens

    Coffee on Sundays at Planet Bean, a local coffee shop, has become something of a routine for me. I always get my usual “Chatty Maddy“, hopefully find a spot close to the window and peer out on MacDonnell  St. Before I even crack open my computer, I just sit there. Listening to whatever … Continued

About Joel Wheeler

Sales Manager for a local supplement company by day, free thinker and mental health advocate by night. Joel has become outspoken about his day to day struggles about mental health and has brought him to Healthy Minds Canada to share his stories with the hope to help others and offer support.


Live More, Stress Less, Be Happy

  So where do we currently sit? We are mid-October of 2016. A new year is quickly approaching. The Toronto Blue Jays are currently down 2 games to none to the Cleveland Indians (Extremely frustrating). For many of us, we ask ourselves: “Did I accomplish my 2016 goals?” or “Why did I fall short?” Before … Continued

About Joel Wheeler

Sales Manager for a local supplement company by day, free thinker and mental health advocate by night. Joel has become outspoken about his day to day struggles about mental health and has brought him to Healthy Minds Canada to share his stories with the hope to help others and offer support.


10 Things I Learned In My 20s

  A Letter To My 30 Year-Old Self Dear Joel, If you’re reading this, congratulations: you made it to your 30s! You’ve officially made it through the roughest patch of your life – your 20s. You’ve come so far. It wasn’t without struggle; you had your fair share. You had some extreme highs and some … Continued

About Joel Wheeler

Sales Manager for a local supplement company by day, free thinker and mental health advocate by night. Joel has become outspoken about his day to day struggles about mental health and has brought him to Healthy Minds Canada to share his stories with the hope to help others and offer support.


Dark Passenger

On October 1st, 2006, HBO aired its hit T.V. series, Dexter. I was unaware of this series until 4 years later; it had an interesting plot that kept viewers glued to their televisions week after week. Ironically, Dexter is a serial killer that murders, well…murderers. In this series he describes his urge to commit such acts … Continued

About Joel Wheeler

Sales Manager for a local supplement company by day, free thinker and mental health advocate by night. Joel has become outspoken about his day to day struggles about mental health and has brought him to Healthy Minds Canada to share his stories with the hope to help others and offer support.


Connected, Or Alone? You Decide.

   The world of technology at present day is nothing short of amazing…right? I was born in 1989, so I am considered a millennial. Like many millennials, I was right there as many of the great advances in technology were born: From the first text message to MSN Messenger, the crazy changes in cell phones to … Continued

About Joel Wheeler

Sales Manager for a local supplement company by day, free thinker and mental health advocate by night. Joel has become outspoken about his day to day struggles about mental health and has brought him to Healthy Minds Canada to share his stories with the hope to help others and offer support.


My Name Is Joel Wheeler

My name is Joel Wheeler, and I live with anxiety and depression. I am not weak, and I am not alone. Neither are you. June 20, 2007. 2 AM. “JOEL!” “JOEL, WAKE UP!!” “HE’S GONE!!!” “JOEL, WAKE UP! DAD IS GONE.” These words haunt my worst nightmares and even my best days. This was the … Continued

About Joel Wheeler

Sales Manager for a local supplement company by day, free thinker and mental health advocate by night. Joel has become outspoken about his day to day struggles about mental health and has brought him to Healthy Minds Canada to share his stories with the hope to help others and offer support.