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  • Lady Army

    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 […]

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  • Trial by Jury

    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 […]

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  • Mental Health = Mental Wealth

    I am a mother, police officer, runner and a wife. None of these roles define me but they do help shape who I am today. So how does mental health play a role in my life??? Well, where do I start…? I live a very busy life with a full time job as a police […]

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  • My Unlikely Path to Ironman

    After much internal debate, I decided that Lake Placid Ironman 2015 was going to be my first full distance triathlon. Why not shoot for the stars? Lake Placid is the longest-running North American Ironman and a former Olympics venue. After doing the research on courses that would potentially suit my strengths, I settled on Lake […]

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  • The Most Terrifying Mental Health Experience of my Life

    When I struggled with my mental health, I had to handle a head full of nasty, violent, intrusive thoughts. It was such a standard part of my life that I didn’t even mention the obsessions as symptoms when I finally went to get help for depression. I was no longer picking up knives because when […]

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  • Lady Army

  • Trial by Jury

  • Mental Health = Mental Wealth

  • My Unlikely Path to Ironman

  • The Most Terrifying Mental Health Experience of my Life

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When mental illness isn’t trauma based: Ryan’s path to wellness

My name is Ryan Forsyth. I’m a mental health speaker and advocate, the host of the Life in Red Podcast and I work in radio promotions, doing marketing, contests and events in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I describe myself as a music geek, sports fanatic and endlessly curious. I also live with a mental illness, struggling […]

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Knowing and Owning Your Story: A Conversation with Kelly Scanlan

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Kelly Scanlan   Kelly Scanlan’s love for her country and community has taken her as far afield as Afghanistan where she served as soldier, as close as her hometown of Mississauga, Ontario where she now serves as a full time firefighter, […]

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You Are Not Alone: A Conversation with Aaron Stark

***The following story does contain sensitive/graphic content that some readers may find disturbing or triggering. Discretion is strongly advised***     The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow following her interview with Aaron Stark   One of the challenges a writer faces is the word count. Though I’m barely into the introduction, […]

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