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Sound mind: my bipolar journey from chaos to composure

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 […]

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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 […]

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Muckle-Wells Syndrome: I’ll never know for sure, but I think my daughter saved my life

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 […]


From me to you: depression has no specific look

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 […]

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I Never Knew What Bravery Was Until I Saw It In My Sister

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 […]

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