Enjoy the little things

I haven't written in this blog as often as I would have liked to when I started it. I wanted to make sure I wasn't forcing content in here; I just wanted to write original, genuine stuff about mental health, which only happens when the mood strikes. Sorry that hasn't happened as much, but good... Continue Reading →

More up front

When I published this blog a week ago for Bell Let's Talk day, I felt like it was just the natural progression of my journey to understand my own mental health, giving myself a platform to regularly discuss my thoughts and junk. I had a session with my therapist that evening after work and we... Continue Reading →

13 of my Mental Health Heroes

I just wanted to recognize some of the people who have inspired me during my battle with mental health. Apologies that most are sports-focused - I see and hear a lot more about those folks because of my job. Rose Namajunas, UFC champion After handing Joanna Jędrzejczyk her first career loss to claim the UFC... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the show

My name is Mitch Sanderson. I've been fighting depression and anxiety for a long time, and the thing that has helped most is sharing my thoughts and stories. Follow along, read, comment, message, share something yourself, and help end the stigma! I started by posting a couple things on Facebook about my struggles, then shared... Continue Reading →

Comfort in the dark place

Fighting depression and fighting through the day with depression have become two very different experiences in my mind, and the distinction is very important. When I first realized I had depression, I didn’t really know what it was because it was just normal to me. I had been walking around with undiagnosed depression and anxiety... Continue Reading →

Getting Gushy

The stigma surrounding mental health isn’t just a battle between those who suffer and those don’t. It’s an inner battle as well. I feel like most of the time, I have my guard up. It used to be because I didn’t want to show any weakness - mentally or physically. Back before I knew I... Continue Reading →

You are not alone: a poem

You lay in your bed wishing the world would take a day off The light that crawls in through the window is only enough to better see the darkness The blanket feels a little bit heavier each time you slap the snooze button Those plans from last night to be productive early must have been... Continue Reading →

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