Well first of all, thank you ever so kindly for checking out my mental health blog.  My name is Chris Curry and I am a mental health/addictions counsellor as well as a freelance writer and musician.

I have worked extensively in the field of mental health for one reason: I want to provide hope for the hopeless and to reduce the stigma associated with the words ‘mental illness’ and restore those who suffer from its terrible pains to their rightful place with the rest of humanity.

Mental illness can be earth shattering, for both those affected as well as their friends, family and co-workers.  However, a little known fact, that I have observed directly in my clinical work, is that many people who suffer from mental illness are extremely creative, imaginative, intelligent and compassionate.  Also, they do not fall neatly into categories such as ‘schizophrenic’ ‘bipolar’ ‘depressed’ or ‘crazy.’

With this blog, I hope to spread some awareness surrounding mental illness and its manifestations as well as shed some light on the wonderful accomplishments of those whom we deem ‘mentally ill.’

If you have found this blog due to your own battles with mental health or someone you love, I assure you that I can provide you with some perhaps, much needed, words of encouragement.  You are not alone and you are certainly not going to be forgotten.

If you or someone you love is suffering from a mental illness, please contact me and I will do my best to shed light on the plight that you endure every single day.

It’s about time that mental illness comes out of the shadows.  Those whom society deems ‘mentally ill’ are often the most brilliant members of our society, and that is the purpose of this blog.

Yours, very truly,

Chris Curry



  1. Dana said,

    May 8, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Glad to come across your blog via Twitter. Subscribed and look forward to reading more!

    • May 8, 2010 at 12:42 am

      Hey Dana,

      Thanks so much for subscribing. I’m always open to suggestions, so if you think there is a topic you would like me to cover, simply drop me a comment and I would be glad to!



  2. Kevin Sultan said,

    April 21, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Hello, Chris. I like your blog, it looks like the years of hard work are finally paying off for you. Don’t let the man stomp you.



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