What is Life as a Lunatic?
Broadly, it’s a newsletter about mental health. More specifically, it’s some tips and tricks I’ve learned for coping with trauma and symptoms of mental illness, informed by a lifetime of lived experience. Some samples of topics you might encounter:
Why should you subscribe?
I mean, you certainly don’t have to. But, if you’ve ever struggled with your mental health (or know someone who has) and are looking for some resources to cope with depression, trauma, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem (and much more) this might be the free monthly newsletter for you (or someone you love).
Who am I?
I’m Miranda, a 31-year-old writer from Toronto. I’ve been published in The Walrus, The Literary Review of Canada, Broadview Magazine, and more. Here are some of the pieces I’m most proud of:
In addition to my background as a writer, I’m a volunteer member of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s (CAMH) National Youth Action Council. In 2021, I was selected to be a Fellow at Yale University’s Lived Experience Transformational Leadership Institute. I’m also a youth advisor on CAMH’s Client Learning Fund committee, a bursary program for clients pursuing educational and professional development opportunities.
I’m not a doctor, nor an expert on treating mental illness, and nothing in this newsletter should be interpreted as medical advice. I am; however, a lifelong sufferer of mental illness and have gleaned a lot of useful coping methods that might be of help to others.