“What do you need?” – Support in Many Forms

Different people are, well, different. Duh. Looks, personality, lifestyle, behaviour, experiences… There are countless factors that set us apart from one another, and mental health is definitely one of those factors. And it’s not just that some people are doing okay and some people aren’t; there are different kinds of okay and different ways of … Continued

About Samantha Hogan

"Hi, my name is Samantha and I have acne and depression." Having spent the majority of her life defining herself by these factors, Samantha is now working to change her own attitude as well as those of the people around her. Although she has been diagnosed with BPD, MDD, and GAD, she does her best not to "suffer" from them. Relaying her experiences with honesty and finding humour in what she can have helped her find balance and connect with like-minded individuals. You can find her on her own blog, Sadness and Skin Problems, to read more from her.


Your First Medication – Why it Doesn’t Have to Work to do its Job

Seeking out psychiatric assistance for mental illness can be daunting, even here in Canada. It’s appointment after appointment asking for referral after referral just to find yourself waiting month after month at the bottom of a wait list. It can suck – no bones about it. But what I’d like to do today is share … Continued

About Samantha Hogan

"Hi, my name is Samantha and I have acne and depression." Having spent the majority of her life defining herself by these factors, Samantha is now working to change her own attitude as well as those of the people around her. Although she has been diagnosed with BPD, MDD, and GAD, she does her best not to "suffer" from them. Relaying her experiences with honesty and finding humour in what she can have helped her find balance and connect with like-minded individuals. You can find her on her own blog, Sadness and Skin Problems, to read more from her.


Suicidal Thoughts – Crisis or Commonplace?

CW: Suicide. Please read at your own discretion. “Are you having suicidal thoughts?” This is always an awkward question for me, because my answer depends on whether I want to answer the actual question itself or answer the question I know you’re really asking, “Are you an immediate danger to yourself or others?” Because most … Continued

About Samantha Hogan

"Hi, my name is Samantha and I have acne and depression." Having spent the majority of her life defining herself by these factors, Samantha is now working to change her own attitude as well as those of the people around her. Although she has been diagnosed with BPD, MDD, and GAD, she does her best not to "suffer" from them. Relaying her experiences with honesty and finding humour in what she can have helped her find balance and connect with like-minded individuals. You can find her on her own blog, Sadness and Skin Problems, to read more from her.