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September 11, 2019

It has been 3 years since the official launch of “Why I Run” and I am still blown away that the decision I made to write about my struggles and my recovery from my depression has done so well, reached so many people and has been such a great help.

I still remember the m...

July 15, 2019

I have sat and listened now for a long time trying to put into words my feelings about the deaths in St Catharines. I took my time to use the best tool I have my ears. Which is what is missing in this world, people actually listening and wanting to make change where it...

June 9, 2019

            Have you ever wanted to just fly away and leave the world behind? Have you ever looked up at the clouds and thought “What would it be like to play in those fluffy masses? How would it feel to be up that high in the air? What do...

June 1, 2019

Learning to forgive is all about self love! I never thought about it that way till I was taught what it really meant to forgive and experienced it first hand in my life.

To forgive means taking the time to look at the situation that happened to you with honesty and trul...

September 23, 2018

I while ago I wrote a small blog on Radical Acceptance.  Which basically means fully and with out questioning accepting things in life, then taking action to deal with those things we can not change. Accepting that these things happened then moving forward, finding sol...

August 15, 2018

Today I would like to share an example of just how powerful our minds actually are, how when that power is focused we can accomplish great things. I often talk about this at my talks, that people who struggle with depression, anxiety, and any mental illness are some of...

July 29, 2018

Two years have passed since the release of my first book “Why I Run” My story of how I won my life back from the darkness of depression. I have now been in therapy for depression for 5 years. Sometimes going for sessions once a month and other times once a week or once...

July 15, 2018

Three weeks ago, I was given the privilege of interviewing for a Recovery Support Worker position with Niagara Region Mental Health. This was an amazing experience that came about because of the wonderful people I have come in contact with because of my books and talks...

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Author/Public Speaker/Writing Coach  DARCY PATRICK

 

Breaking the stigma behind depression and mental health

darcypatrick@sympatico.ca  cell: 289-241-0407