It’s easy to feel helpless. Useless. Sunk. I have learned the hard way you can’t ignore change and disruptions. The only way to get through is to embrace them and find a way forward. Easier said than done sometimes, I know. But after one woman created the environment for me to overcome enormous odds to […]
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Maria Estrada embodies the spirit of hope and help that Unsinkable is all about. Since childhood, Maria has faced serious mental health challenges, challenges that resulted in self-harm, multiple suicide attempts, and addiction. When she first took the reins of her mental health at the age of 12, she also took that first critical step […]
I spent most of January 2014 walking. Alone. The reasons for this were two-fold: 1) I’d just had invasive double back surgery and walking was the best rehab. 2) Walking alone gave me time to think. I needed a clear head to contemplate my next move because for the first time in 20 years, I […]
My name is Ashley Rose Murphy and I’m in my third year of university. I’m just like most young women my age. I have a boyfriend, my little brother can be a pain sometimes, and I love music and movies. But trust me, just like you, I have my own struggles. There is one thing […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Nick Laporte It’s an expression we hear and use all the time when seeking or giving advice – trust your heart – because we believe our hearts hold the wisdom and insight we need to make the decisions that align […]
What started out as a relaxing dinner with family and friends, quickly became the most terrifying night of Hana’s life. She would start the day as Hana Engel, a woman reunited with her loved ones, and end it in the public eye as the girl on fire. We got the chance to sit down with […]
I can’t clearly remember when I started struggling with my mental health or when I started losing faith in myself. If you asked her, my psychiatrist might say that my story began on the Wednesday when I started getting proper treatment for my depression. My parents might say it began on that Thursday in middle […]
The soccer pitch has always been a safe space for me. I have been privileged to play the beautiful game for over 35 years. Despite the occasional distant scent of skunk, the green grass and humidity of the summer has always given me a lot of happiness. Sprinting down the sidelines as my heart is […]
In 2016, I was robbed of both my safety and peace of mind. A friend, co-worker, and brief lover of 6 years was threatening to murder me. His threats were, in fact, so serious that the RCMP requested to meet with me to explain that at that time only a border could keep me safe […]
I’m a dietitian. And my favourite food is chicken wings. Yes, chicken wings. But not just any chicken wings – my Dad’s homemade, succulent, soy-sauce infused, finger-licking, roll-up-your-sleeves and get-ready-to-dig-in chicken wings. Let me explain. My Dad is a Chinese chef and thrives on cooking for others. Though a man of very few words, Dad […]
When a criminal trial concludes we often think of the victims involved, the witnesses, the loved ones and family members impacted. We hear opinions from the Crown and Defense Counsel surrounding the verdict, and how the trial personally impacted them. We hear from first responders and police detectives, their own stories of grief and trauma […]
The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Silken Laumann from her interview with Margaret Trudeau Margaret Trudeau is an active and passionate advocate for mental health issues in Canada; she is a fabulous speaker and powerful voice in the national mental health conversation. She is intelligent, gutsy, playful and loving. We know her […]