Stories from Canadians who are combining their personal experiences and public profiles into a platform to push for changes in how we understand and talk about mental health and wellness.

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  • Find Your Superpower

    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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  • The Up Side of Down

    It’s taken many years for me to admit out loud that I suffer from depression. For years I talked about the depression I experience in the past tense, as if it had somehow left me. In my book, I described how after having children I experienced depression and for a long time it felt situational, […]

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  • Learning to Fall: Face-First and Fast

    Some stories are harder to tell than others. When it comes to personal stories, I doubt I’m reaching if I say it’s a fact that discussions surrounding our happiest of endings flow with ease, and recounting the darker, more difficult tales feels like swallowing sand. I’ve often considered that it could have more to do […]

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  • Margaret Trudeau shares her powerful experience with bipolar disorder

    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 […]

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  • Find Your Superpower

  • The Up Side of Down

  • Learning to Fall: Face-First and Fast

  • Margaret Trudeau shares her powerful experience with bipolar disorder

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Unapologetically Jann Arden

I’m not sure there’s a space in Canadian culture that Jann Arden has not occupied. In fact, I bet this multi-platinum award-winning artist even has a secret side career in the NHL nobody knows about yet. You know Jann as a singer, songwriter, author, public speaker, broadcaster, actor, philanthropist or a combination of the above. […]

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Accepting A New Normal: A Conversation With Nicholle Anderson

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Nicholle Anderson   Just moments into my interview with Nicholle Anderson, I found myself wishing everyone in Canada could be on the call with me so they too could hear her voice with its wonderful mix of fire, effervescence, and steely […]

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Learning to Fall: Face-First and Fast

Some stories are harder to tell than others. When it comes to personal stories, I doubt I’m reaching if I say it’s a fact that discussions surrounding our happiest of endings flow with ease, and recounting the darker, more difficult tales feels like swallowing sand. I’ve often considered that it could have more to do […]

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