Colony of Losers- Fuck Stigma and Mental Illness, I'm like 25

Surviving your Quarter Life Crisis and becoming an adult

Under the Apple Tree: Chapter 2

Chapter 2-Something New Beneath a slowly crumbling roof  within a vast blank metropolis filled with rotting gray skyscrapers, packed with men and women whose whole lives have been lived in hiding, lies the hero of our story. His little chest rises and falls. His mouth opens and the screaming begins. His mother can allow this [...]

For Four#1: The Most Important Thing

“It’s all my fault.” The boy will not stop screaming. His fingernails scratch at the six inches of water, trying to tear the eyes out of his reflection. In a dark cave, away from the devastation, I am torturing the boy who was supposed to save the world. “You’re going to have to stop crying [...]

For Four: Chapter#2

Beneath a slowly crumbling roof  within a vast blank metropolis filled with rotting gray skyscrapers, packed with men and women whose whole lives have been lived in hiding, lies the hero of our story. His little chest rises and falls. His mouth opens and the screaming begins. His mother can allow this to go on [...]

Chapter 1: She Smiles

A beautiful girl smiles in Auschwitz. No one bothers her. No one has bothered her since the day she emerged from the showers wearing this same joyful smile. It seems that nothing can affect her happiness. There is nothing more contemptible than falling in love. Over the gates of hell, I wrote: “Love Made Me.” [...]

For Four: The Beginning

“It all’s my fault,” I say.  The boy will not stop screaming. His fingernails scratch at the six inches of water, trying to tear the eyes out of his reflection.  In a dark cave, away from the devastation, I am torturing the boy who was supposed to save the world. “You’re going to have to [...]

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    Michael Kimber is a 26-year-old journalist who suffered a nervous breakdown on November 3rd, 2009. On March 28th, 2010 when he recovered from mental illness, he began writing a blog called Colony-of-losers. About falling on your face to figure out who you are and the hilarious antics of a blond jew. What began with a few friends and his mother reading has become a cult phenomenon, averaging 10,000 views a week, receiving praise from Commonwealth Award Winner Shandi Mitchell and many others. On, November 3rd, 2010, the one year anniversary of his mental breakdown he signed with Anne McDermid and Associates, the largest literary agency in Canada. In a year he went from wearing pajamas, making his couch depression HQ to leaving his hometown for the Toronto, where he exclusively wears business suits and the armor of ancient Greeks. Don't worry, he's still choking on the feet he contently sticks in his mouth and making moments awkward just by being part of them. During these struggles he met other talented bastards and drew them into his circle. Peter Diamond became his illustrator. Patrick Campbell his video editor and part time photographer. He recently added the incredibly talented John Packman as Colony of Losers Toronto photographer. Without the support of the Colony of Losers, Michael Kimber would be nothing. Welcome to the losers and the success that comes from utter and complete failure. You aren’t alone. Follow him on twitter.com/colonyoflosersand twitter.com/quimbo. If you’d like to hire him for a public speaking engagement for mental health events in Toronto, like to arrange an interview, offer millions to publish his book or for another reason contact Michael please email him. And join his facebook Colony of Losers.

    Really obvious disclaimer:
    I’m not a trained psychologist. Just a fellow traveler. If you need help seek it from the professionals. The Canadian Mental Health Association provides a help locator. You can find crisis resources provided by the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. If you are in the states check here. It will give you services by zip code. I’d also recommend checking out Mindyourmind.ca. I think they do great work and have been a help to me personally.

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