On October 17, 2018 (the day recreational weed became legal across Canada) I posted a blog on cannabis and mental health. I want to do a few follow-up posts offering more about research in this area and my personal experiences. Since recreational cannabis edibles became legal on October 17, 2019, the update seems (relatively) timely. … Continue reading Deep Dive into Cannabis | Part 1 | Cannabis & Mental Health
It has been 5 months since I last took clonazepam (Klonopin), 14 months since my last lorazepam (Ativan), and 8 months since I posted a blog about my progress! Where to start after such a lengthy sabbatical? I guess I should start with a brief summary of the past many months. June and July were … Continue reading Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 5 | My Recovery from Ativan and Klonopin
I found this article this morning after reading an article on The Mighty. Recognition bounced through my mind like a pinball. I would write a full response but it would simply be a long-form "what she said" -- so enjoy the originals. Thank you Vicki @abusesurvivor Peterson! via The Difference Between Trauma and Anxiety
This is the 4th installment in my Deep Dive into Benzos (benzodiazepines). The more I learn, the more I feel this class of medications has harmed my overall health. In Part 1, I wrote about the basics: medical uses and some of the negative consequences. Key takeaway: benzodiazepines are recommended for 2-4 weeks maximum. Part … Continue reading Deep Dive into Benzos | Part 4 of 5 | Why is Ativan Worse?
Of all the reading I have done about mental health (trust me, it's a lot! I'm working on compiling a list) one book deserves credit as THE most helpful mental health advice I have ever discovered. Before I tell you the title and authors, let me give you the gist of their advice. Breakdown: "A … Continue reading The Best Advice I Ever Got About Mental Health