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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

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

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