Mental Health Advocacy

Not too long ago I wrote an article called Ending Mental Health Stigma-Time to Step Up to the Plate! The premise of the piece was essentially that due to powerful mental health advocacy, the historically entrenched stigma surrounding mental health has been significantly reduced.  As such, many individuals have opened up about their conditions and have actively […]

Share Your Personal Story

BACKGROUND: Revolving of doors has been created to help educate society about the inner workings of the mental healthcare system, and to eliminate the stigma which surrounds mental health. Our mission is to help those who do not know how, or are unable to navigate the complex mental healthcare system.  We want to help advocate […]

Mental Health Stigma Quotations

I have mentioned many times before that the stigma surrounding mental health has been around for a very long time.  This stigma and discrimination has been entrenched in human society and has primarily been at fault for preventing people from seeking proper treatment for their condition.  Essentially, this unjust stigma caused individuals and their families […]

You Are Not Your Illness!

It’s always nice to have a name for what you are suffering from.  It is true that people will seek to know what it is that is taking over their life.  “What is my diagnosis?”  However,  the true challenge is ultimately to find the name… and let it go. I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) at […]

Mental Health and Academic Accommodations

There is little doubt that I did not have a “typical” adolescence and educational experience.  My mental health went downhill at the early age of 13 and my whole world was turned upside down.  My family and I were essentially focused upon my very survival, and education became a very distant secondary concern.  However, in […]

#TrendingTuesdays with “Les Portes Tournantes”

For a couple of weeks, I’ve been looking into my fellow community correspondent Zee’s new project, Revolving of Doors (ROD), and I thought it was really cool. Although I’m originally french-speaking, I’ve been writing mostly in english. Was it a way to keep some distance with my french speaking colleagues and friends? I think not, […]

Mental Health Myths That Make Us Go…Huh?

Introduction: Essentially, we began writing this blog in order to advocate and educate.  What we have found is that there is still an astounding lack of accuracy and understanding regarding the issues surrounding mental health.  This observation only reinforced our overall goal of helping to provide clarity in what can frequently be a very foggy […]

A Letter to the Future Zee

Zee Malvern Toronto, ON. [email protected] October 23, 2016 World Toronto, ON. Dear World, I want to write to you and I also want to write to my future self. We have just created social change as a combined society. The Suicide Self-Harm Latex costume has been taken down. I received an email with their official […]

Petition to Take Suicide Scar Costume Off Shelves Succeeds as Walmart Removes Item

I am overjoyed to say that the Latex Razor Blade Suicide Scar Wound has been taken OFF SHELVES by the Walmart. I want to thank every single person who signed the petition and left their comments. We created social change. One day at a time. I want to thank Walmart for acting so quickly on this subject […]

Teaching Mental Health in Schools

There can be little doubt that mental health stigma clearly exists in society.  While we have certainly made positive strides in addressing such negative perceptions and discrimination…there is still a long way to go.  One may ask, how can we continue to build upon this anti-stigma movement and take it to the next level?  I […]