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Mental Illness

Can’t Talk talks about mental illness

The Dangers of Escape

October 11, 2017 |

Who doesn’t like getting away occasionally? Mental vacations are great, when taken in moderation. For instance, going on a Netflix binge or getting lost in a video game for a few hours can be a really helpful source of self-care. 

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What the Fuck are my Hobbies?

January 26, 2017 |

I really, really wanted to write a tribute to gaming for this article, but a little part of my brain kept bothering me every time I tried. “Kirstin,” it said. “You’re a writer. Write about writing.”

Fine, brain, I’ll … Read More

Dare to Share

October 7, 2016 |

If you’re like me, depression can be easy to ignore for years.

“This is just a bad week.”

“I haven’t seen my friends because I’ve been too busy.”

“Everyone feels like this sometimes. It’s not really depression.”

“Someone else … Read More

Invisible Illness Week

October 7, 2016 | | One Comment

Dealing with a chronic illness isn’t new for me. I’ve been dealing with autoimmune arthritis for a third of my life.

What is new (and terrible in ways I did not expect) was how it interacts with mental illness, in … Read More

I Am Sick

October 7, 2016 |

I am sick of talking about things. I am sick of thinking about things. I am sick of being responsible and self aware. I am sick, and right now I don’t feel like being anything else.

I don’t want to … Read More

Thank You

July 13, 2016 |

This was originally posted as a blog entry and has been reworked to reflect current circumstances.

In January, Bell Canada did a Twitter campaign where for every hashtag #BellLetsTalk the company donated 5 cents to mental health care. The goal … Read More


July 1, 2016 |

Please welcome new guest writer Tara W. for a beautiful piece on how good stories impact her life.

I love stories and the thrill of experiencing something new. That’s why video games have always been a passion of mine. I … Read More

Anxiety Lies

April 23, 2016 |

For the longest time, I thought I didn’t have problems with anxiety.

I don’t get panic attacks. I don’t wake up in the middle of the night, heart pounding and full of nameless dread. I do have trouble sleeping but … Read More

Neverending Story

April 22, 2016 |

It’s Anxiety Awareness Month, which is a hilarious concept to me—as if I am ever unaware of anything. Trust me, I’m aware. I’m the king of awareness. I’m aware of every dang thing.

I wrote back in 2014 about what it’s like for me … Read More

An Open Book: Let’s Talk About Borderline Personality Disorder

April 14, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Please welcome back Can’t Talk streamer and guest writer Kirstin Carnage for a personal piece on Borderline Personality Disorder. 

Trigger warning: This piece refers to eating disordered behavior, suicidal thoughts and self-harm.

I don’t even know how to start this. … Read More