Preface: Carleton University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology Mental Health Failures and my Suicide Attempt.

Note: My suicide attempt has left me with significant mental “challenges”. It’s incredibly difficult for me to focus and consequently write/think at the same level I used to. It’s not impossible, and some days I am able to focus more easily than others but generally it’s a difficult and unpleasant process. This piece is unfinished and I will continue to work on it as my health permits....continue


Carleton University’s Continued Mental Health Failures

For roughly two years I have been fighting to get my life back on track since trying to take my own life in the spring of 2020. Bipolar disorder (type 1), has not made this easy. At the time I was a graduate student in Sociology and Anthropology department at Carleton University.  I encountered several serious problems, the most glaring a lack mental health resources. It was incredibly frustrating and demoralizing to repeatedly request more ...continue


Mental Illness Fallout: Carleton and Infosec

It’s difficult not to consider the effects of my illness on my ability to find and keep a job. It’s starting to look like the effects of my last suicide attempt might be permanent. If I’m lucky I get 2-3 “good” hours a day and I don’t think I could hold down a full time job. I don’t know how to feel about that, it’s just another layer of garbage that has been piled on. ...continue


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