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Jamie L. Patient Expert

Surrey, Canada
I have battled with depression since the age of 12 and hid my struggles for many years. Now I use my experience to help others!
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Expressing Gratitude to Myself by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In a recent counselling session, my counselor suggested that I start keeping a gratitude journal and show gratitude to myself for a job well done each day. She said, "Try t ... Read on »
Is depression a life long illness? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health After my TV interview on Wednesday, a lady came up to me and asked if my depression is always with me. I must admit, I was a little taken back. I told her it was. She was a ... Read on »
Guest post to raise funds for depression by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Guest Post from HelpforDepression.com Give a Click for Depression Awareness Month One of the most difficult aspects of dealing with depression is the soci ... Read on »
TV Tomorrow by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I can't believe so much time has passed since my last post! Sorry to be absent for so long - I've been so busy that I haven't noticed how quickly time has flown by. I also ... Read on »
Progress by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Usually when something goes wrong at work, or at home, or anywhere, I immediately think it's my fault. For example, if my boss calls me into her office, I usually think, "w ... Read on »
Want to be part of a studio audience? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I've been seeing a registered counselor for awhile now and have been finding our sessions together very helpful. In yesterday's session she suggested we try hypnotherapy in ... Read on »
Mental Health Stamp by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Canada Post has just release a new mental health stamp. This stamp marks the first time in Canadian history a stamp design was chosen by public vote. THE PUZZLE, b ... Read on »
Song and video about depression by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I received a link to this video/song by Bri Leonard about his experience and battle with depression, the "disease nobody sees". Thank you, Bri, for sending this ... Read on »
Checking In with Myself by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health After work today, I was dying for chocolate, lots of chocolate! With such a strong craving, I realized that it was time to check in with myself and see what's going on befo ... Read on »
What makes you confident? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Last week my counselor asked me to think about what makes me feel confident - she wanted me to tap into some feeling of confidence. It was easy for me to think abo ... Read on »
Talking about Therapy by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Yesterday when I came home from my counselling session, my husband wanted to talk about it (like usual), but I didn't. He kept asking about how it went, what we talked abou ... Read on »
Lots to Learn by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I can't believe how much I have learned in only two counselling sessions! It's actually scary to think about how far I have to go. So far I have learned that: - ... Read on »
Who took my identity? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Seriously, that's the question I'm asking today. Through something totally random, I received a copy of my credit report and discovered that in 2007, someone used my name/i ... Read on »
Taking the plunge by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health After some searching, I think I have found a counselor I can connect with. After a 20 minute getting to know each other meeting, I had an hour long session with her yesterd ... Read on »
Home Again by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health After an amazingly fun week camping, I am now home and getting ready to get back to my regular routine tomorrow. I'm not looking forward to getting up early for work and ... Read on »
See you in a week! by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We just finished packing the car and are leaving first thing tomorrow morning for a week of camping. It might be a long week, because we're tenting and won't have any acces ... Read on »
Is there a good way to discourage suicide? by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health While I was checking out twitter last night I came across a tweet by@chrispytweets bringing attention to an article titled " MP in firing line after saying suicide victim ... Read on »
Getting my bearings by Jamie L. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As you can probably tell from my last post, I've been neck deep in stress lately. Some things have improved, some things are the same, and some things I'm just trying to le ... Read on »
Stress, Stress, Stress by Jamie L. Patient Expert 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I will admit that I'm under a lot of stress right now. Current stressors include: 1. My job - I've changed my part time hours to full time right now in order to get ... Read on »