22 years I go, I was homeless. 19 years ago, I was diagnosed with an incurable chronic immune disease. 18 years ago, I began the first in a 10-year series of futile surgeries. 16 years ago, I was estranged from my family and living in youth social housing. 14 years ago, I graduated with honors […]
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A passionate, wholehearted performer known for her “vibrant cello playing” (The Whole Note), Dora-nominated cellist Erika Nielsen has a multi-faceted career as a chamber musician, collaborative artist, orchestral player, and educator. She is also the author of the multiple-award-winning and #1 bestselling memoir and wellness guide, Sound Mind: My Bipolar Journey from Chaos to Composure […]
My name is Joshua Gamilla and I am 17 years old and I am currently going to George Brown College. I hope to enter the culinary and hospitality industry in the future and so far I’ve started a non profit organization called Tree of Justice that deal with a number of different social issues ranging […]
Surviving a loss by suicide: A mother and daughters story of mental health struggles and healing after a loss by suicide
It will be 6 years this October, since I found my mother’s lifeless body in her home in her stair well. I had been here before with her, but she was always okay. This time was different. This time she didn’t’ come to the door, this time she didn’t go to the hospital, this would be her […]
I have a rare genetic disorder. It’s actually not that uncommon to have a rare disorder. In fact, over 8000 disorders have been identified and the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders estimates that 1 in 12 Canadians are affected. Most of these people are misdiagnosed and many of them suffer as a result. Their families […]
My name’s Monique, and I’m the founder of the BE FREE Movement (Black Engaged Fundamental Racial Equity Everyday). We consist of current students, alumni, adjunct faculty, professor emeritus, and other affiliates of CSU Sacramento. We are writing to introduce to you BE FREE; Black Engaged Fundamental Racial Equity Everyday. We represent many past and present […]
A Runningdad makes a mental health toolkit In life you can think you are doing okay until you are not. You think you understand mental health until it seems to slip through your fingers. When my daughter was born in 2015 I no longer was able to keep my head above the waves of life. […]
I was attacked on the streets two years ago on September 5, by a stranger whose views towards women were not the best. He spat on the side of my face, l fought back which lead to being further attacked and pushed against the wall. Very derogatory things were said. It is blurry but somehow […]
When I was in elementary school, I was bullied for the way I looked, my academic scores, me not being able to run a full lap around the track; and I kept that in within me, not being able to share that with anyone as I was scared and embarrassed and that caused me to become insecure about myself. That […]
I sat and really thought, how could I have saved you? Was there anything I could have done differently to help you then and now? I searched my memories for specific experiences from which I could advise on alternate reactions, behaviours, thoughts and self-talk. Yet, still looking back now, I realize now it did not matter […]
Written and submitted by her sister Micheline Rae Rochelle’s world was turned upside down Good Friday, 2019 when she had a seizure while driving. Feeling dizzy and confused, her vision blurred. The last thing she remembered was swerving up the ramp on a road. Her next memory was waking up in the hospital. She was examined, released […]