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  • Going HEAD1ST into Mental Health

    It took 3 years and 30+ doctors to find out that the concussions I had playing junior hockey were the underlying cause of my mental illness. Although I eventually found a solution, four guys I played hockey with weren’t so lucky and died by suicide before the age of 25. These are the reasons why […]

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  • Meet Arissa Roy, Youth Activist

    Hi Everyone! My name is Arissa and I am a youth activist! A little bit about me you ask? Ok! In 2018 I went on a life-altering trip to India with my family. Before going on any adventure my brother and I like to research more about the place we are visiting. When researching India, […]

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  • Black Trauma

    I think it is very important that we highlight the trauma that Black people of all ages experience as a result of systemic anti-Black racism. This poem talks about the different experiences and perspectives that are impacted by this issue. As opposed to an angry perspective that we often see (and rightfully so) recent events […]

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  • Redefining Mental Toughness

    I inadvertently wore the Joker’s famous golden yellow and cardinal red contrast the day after I saw the new movie with my best friend who saved my life. I panicked for two days about everything in that sentence. Many people ask me what it’s like to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and what it’s like […]

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  • Losing Everything: My Story of Addiction and Recovery

    I’ll never forget the day I walked into that hotel room. I was 22 years old at the time and my father, after a long battle with Huntington’s Disease, had taken his own life. There he was laying in front of me motionless, yet on his face was a look of relief. He had tried […]

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  • Bringing Mental Health Back To Basics

    Imagine living in a world where you’ve just come down with the flu, except, you have never heard of the flu or the symptoms, and you have never knowingly met someone who has experienced it. The only thing you know, above all else, is that something is wrong. The shivers, the pain, and the head […]

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  • Going HEAD1ST into Mental Health

  • Meet Arissa Roy, Youth Activist

  • Black Trauma

  • Redefining Mental Toughness

  • Losing Everything: My Story of Addiction and Recovery

  • Bringing Mental Health Back To Basics

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Celebrating Youth Activism: A Conversation with Change-Maker, Hannah Alper

The following is a piece written by Unsinkable’s Jody Carrow from her interview with Hannah Alper   At 9 years old, Hannah Alper decided it was time to start making her world a better place. Seven years later, she’s known around the world as an activist, blogger, and motivational speaker. Oh, she’s also an author. […]

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Facing Stigma and Recovery Alone as A Child

Maria Estrada embodies the spirit of hope and help that Unsinkable is all about. Since childhood, Maria has faced serious mental health challenges, challenges that resulted in self-harm, multiple suicide attempts, and addiction. When she first took the reins of her mental health at the age of 12, she also took that first critical step […]

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The Girl on Fire

What started out as a relaxing dinner with family and friends, quickly became the most terrifying night of Hana’s life. She would start the day as Hana Engel, a woman reunited with her loved ones, and end it in the public eye as the girl on fire. We got the chance to sit down with […]

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REMINDER: Have A Little Faith

I can’t clearly remember when I started struggling with my mental health or when I started losing faith in myself. If you asked her, my psychiatrist might say that my story began on the Wednesday when I started getting proper treatment for my depression. My parents might say it began on that Thursday in middle […]

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