September 19, 2018

I often get asked about my Instagram story highlight covers, which I made myself on Canva.com (Canva also has an app but I prefer the desktop version). Instagram highlight covers are a cute and convenient way for people to find stories you'd like your followers to have access to later on. I decided to make a few free ones for you guys to use on your own Instagram story highlights! Just save the images, click on the highlight you want to choose the cover for, once it opens click on the 3 dots on the bottom right above "More," clikc "Edit Highlight," click "Edit Cover," and scroll to the far left to upload...

September 12, 2018

September 10th-16th is national suicide prevention week in the U.S.

September 10th is world suicide prevention day.

September is suicide prevention month in Canada.

I have written about suicidal ideation many times before, but in honour of suicide prevention week, I wanted to organize all my resources in one convenient blog post.

Why am I talking about suicidal ideation on a chronic illness blog? Well, if you're chronically ill, you already know the answer to that.

Because chronic illness is hard. Living with chronic illness can be isolation. Enduring chronic illness is mentally draining. And because depressio...

September 5, 2018

September is here, and for many people this means it's back-to-school time! This time of year can be bittersweet for those with chronic illness. Many of us have had to withdrawal from school at one point or another because our illness made it impossible. If you've had to do this at any point and time, but are choosing to return back to school now, you might be facing some reluctance. You might fear you will have to withdrawal again, you may doubt your ability to attend school after time away, or you might not feel ready. Whatever your situation may be, it's okay. Your feelings are valid. I, too, had to ta...

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