Life update: Long (redacted) Week

Well, the last week has been busy. After my few weeks riding the wave of higher energy, my energy levels and moods have both been dropping. I've called my  Psychologist and Psychiatrist have appointments coming up with both in the coming weeks. To add to the stress of my moods dropping, I ended up getting … Continue reading Life update: Long (redacted) Week

The Darkness Within

First responders are a rare breed. They deal with tragedy everyday, and are expected to perform in the worst of circumstances. If you read this blog, you already know that. What people don't know is that it is impossible to do the job, and not be affected. It can be a challenge compartmentalize the emotion, … Continue reading The Darkness Within

Cracks in the foundation

I have been on an upswing for awhile now. I have been enjoying it. I've been exercising every day, and have lost ~5lbs in the last month. I'm doing 1.3-2.3 miles a day on the treadmill. I'm writing several times a week, be it on the blog, for the paper, or the story I am … Continue reading Cracks in the foundation

Life Update: I spend way too much time on the road.

This week has been busy. I had a road trip to see my psychologist on Tuesday, appointment with my GP on Wednesday, and my weekly road trip to Edmonton today. I am beat. The appointment I had with my psychologist was good. He is quite happy with where I am at mentally at the moment, … Continue reading Life Update: I spend way too much time on the road.

Keep Fighting: Task Force Dagger, its combat in Afghanistan,and how I relate to it with my mental health.

September 11, 2001 is a date forever etched into the history of the world. I remember the day clearly. I had been an Emergency Medical Responder in Alberta for just under a year, and several months out of hospital for my first mental health related admission. I remember getting the phone call telling me to … Continue reading Keep Fighting: Task Force Dagger, its combat in Afghanistan,and how I relate to it with my mental health.

Fast Cars and Mental Health recovery

Winter is reaching it's conclusion, and I for one, am grateful. This winter has been long, cold, and generally unpleasant. Add to the mix my mental health struggles in November and December, and my nagging shoulder injury due to a slip and fall on ice, I am more than ready to part ways with winter. … Continue reading Fast Cars and Mental Health recovery