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Mental health, Social justice

Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Canadian Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health Employers aren't supposed to discriminate against people with mental illness.  In fact, it's often against the law.  Yet employment discrimination happens, so what do we do about it when it does? Canadian human rights legislation In Canada, provincial human rights legislation requires equal rights and opportunities for… Continue reading Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Christopher

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Christopher G.… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Christopher

Book cover: Writing to Heal the Pain by Mateja Klaric
Book reviews

Book Review: Writing to Heal the Pain

Writing to Heal the Pain: Stories & Poems by Mateja Klaric is a collection of mostly essays and some poems.  It takes the reader along on the author's attempts to find healing after having her career stolen away from her in a way that left her with anxiety and PTSD. The author explains that writing… Continue reading Book Review: Writing to Heal the Pain

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Mental health

Flush… Is That My Career Going Down the Toilet?

Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay I've moaned about this before, but it feels like it's time for some more moaning.  Sometimes I feel like my mental health nursing career has been flushed down the toilet.  Despite having 15 years of experience, a master's degree, and a ton of continuing education, I feel like my career is done, for… Continue reading Flush… Is That My Career Going Down the Toilet?

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Mental health

How to Manage Working with a Mental Illness Disability

"So, what do you do for work?"  That's a pretty standard, run of the mill question if you're meeting someone for the first time, and one of the reasons why I dislike being around people.  In our society, adults are expected to work, and if you don't, that is considered unusual unless you fall into… Continue reading How to Manage Working with a Mental Illness Disability