I apologize in advance for how messy this post is, I’ve redone it so many times already and I just can’t get it right. I always feel like I have so much to say, but I just can’t find the right words and end up rambling about things without getting to the point at all. […]
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As a mental health educator/advocate, inspirational speaker and writer, I often speak to groups including youth, teachers, service providers etc. At the beginning of every presentation I give them chocolate – I mean, what better way to get their attention? But there is a message that goes along with this. They knew they were coming […]
November 3, 1993 We’d finished off a few pounds of Gordie Howitzer’s Elbows (or “chicken wings” for the uninitiated). Estelle wandered by, checking the status of our pints. Homer’s glass was near empty and he nodded for a refill of whatever watered-down near-beer he was drinking. I confirmed my request for a fresh pint of Guinness and we waded […]
I’ve just always been told that I’m sick. That I needed to be healed. And I’ve taken it to heart that I’ve been wrong, damaged, and broken my entire life. I believed that I didn’t want to be different. I noticed I wasn’t normal very early. About age 5 to 6 I realized no one […]
Ashley Quackenbush (DJ Scratchley Q) As cliché as it sounds, for as young as I could remember I’ve enjoyed listening to music. As a toddler, I would listen to my dad’s ZZTop and Beach Boys cassettes until they no longer played any sound. As I grow older, my taste in music changes regularly and my […]
When I rolled out of bed that Saturday morning my entire body was aching. A line of bruises ran along my swollen stomach and I felt dizzy for some reason. This must be a weird side effect from the medication, I thought to myself. Even though I only had thirty minutes to get ready I […]
The name’s Keith Baybayon, a 15-year-old advocate who aspires to create a better education system. Making my voice heard has always been my aim in life, and now more than ever, I’m closer to achieving this goal. I used to be afraid of everything, especially speaking in front of crowds and expressing my opinions. Now […]
To-do lists are a great tool that people can use to reduce anxiety and be more effective at completing daily tasks. Sometimes the hardest thing about getting things done is getting started. Most people procrastinate from time to time. For example, we may delay doing household tasks like emptying the dishwasher or put off completing […]
Hi everyone my name is Caroline! I’m originally from the United States and moved to Canada when I was just a little girl. I love activism, philanthropy and fighting for equality. In 2014 I started something called Project Care. At the time I didn’t know what it would lead too and I didn’t really have […]
My story of my trauma experience and how I came to tell it, fight it, and continue to heal from it with the help of fitness. I have experienced trauma. I live with chronic pain. I have mental illnesses. I have engaged in disordered eating and unhealthy behaviours in the past. My goal is to […]
Anita Manley, Mental Health Advocate, Public Speaker This is a story of how I became one of the FACES of Mental Illness in Canada. I enjoyed a happy and healthy childhood and was loved unconditionally by my adoptive parents, Teresa and Bill. In high school, I excelled in sports (swimming, water polo, soccer, tennis and […]
When I was 11 years old I watched the movie The Intern and was instantly in awe of Anne Hathaway’s dominant character, Jules Ostin. At her startup fashion ecommerce site, Jules served as a young female CEO who was both creative and authoritative; both driven and overlooked. Her character really struck me, and from that […]