The Echo: A Story About Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe and debilitating mental illness which affects a person’s thoughts, perceptions and behaviour. They may not be able to distinguish reality from imagination, experiencing hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that do not exist) and delusions (false beliefs). Symptoms include disorganised speech and behaviour, lack of ability Continue Reading

Master of Disguise: A Story About Depression

Depression is a mental health disorder characterised by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life. It can cause a variety of symptoms— some which affect your mood, others which affect your body. Some symptoms of depression are inability to concentrate, fatigue, hopelessness, Continue Reading

The Forbidden Vacation

“The real voyage discovery consists not in seeking view, but in having new eyes.”

The words of Marcel Proust echo in my ears as I open my eyes with the utmost reluctance. Opening the balcony doors to let in some fresh air, I notice that the city is still asleep. Continue Reading

A Quarantale

 

What is the biggest threat that this planet has ever faced? Climate change? Artificial intelligence? Nuclear war? These might seem foremost in the list of things that’ll eventually bring our doom. And there’s only one factor of commonality between all of these. Us.

We once thought we were invincible. … Continue Reading

The 3%: An Unforeseeable Future

It was time to introduce 3-year old Jackson to a Campbell family tradition. Nicolas readied the fishing equipment and took the family to the banks of the River Potomac. Megan and Jackson got onto the fishing boat and set off.

After spending an entire afternoon on the river, Nicolas reeled … Continue Reading

A Fractured Mind

Trigger Warning: Sexual Abuse, Self Harm, Suicide

 

Seven years of age. Memories formed from this age onward are said to be remembered. Maybe not always, but they remain stored and hidden away in your brain. I can’t say the same for me. I have a specific memory from when … Continue Reading

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