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MEDIA

Jan

25


2021

Emily D.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content can be directly or indirectly related to topics about mental health, depression, suicide, and or self-harm.   My mental health journey started at the end of 2018. I was in a toxic relationship with my now ex, and I was severely depressed, unhappy, lost and lonely. I felt […]

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Jan

18


2021

Kimmy H.’s Story

Content Advisory: Please note the following content is directly or indirectly related to topics about depression, suicide, and self-harm.   I am a self-taught, stumbling along and learning as I go artist. After six years, four majors (none art-related) at two different schools I ended up with a career in bartending. I have always been […]

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Jan

6


2021

Sophie D.’s Story

  Content Advisory: Please note the following content is directly or indirectly related to topics about depression, suicide, and self-harm.   I Am Me. I thought a lot about what it would mean to create something with true deep personal meaning. that goes beyond just creating jewelry with a slogan that I hope people relate […]

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Sep

9


2020

Dominic P.’s Story

  “What we have here in this room is so special and it’s not something that many people have the privilege to be a part of. It’s meaning is unique to each and every one of us, and for me it was an outlet to cope with the challenges I was facing. What ultimately helped […]

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Aug

28


2020

Smitha R.’s Story

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to go into a field where I can directly help people. As I became older, I grew more passionate about mental health. I found it fascinating, yet underlooked. Vital, but stigmatized. I knew I wanted to help those who were affected by mental illnesses and […]

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Aug

27


2020

Peer vs. Clinical Support

Peer support has become an increasingly popular source of help for individuals with mental illnesses. While the main type of peer support comes from people who have themselves suffered with mental illness, peer support can also be beneficial when coming from friends who may not have gone through similar struggles.  Peer support and clinical support […]

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Aug

27


2020

An Intro to Peer Support

Peer support has long been a valuable avenue in the mental health field. It has been found in inpatient facilities, day centres, and in service user groups. The core of peer support is finding that you are not alone in your experiences. This awareness that develops through peer support can lead to reassurance, hope, and […]

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Aug

27


2020

Peer Support through Social Media

Social media has become an increasingly popular outlet for people suffering with mental health challenges. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, allow people to share their experiences as well as receive advice from others with similar mental health conditions. We believe that online peer-to-peer support can be very beneficial for those with mental health […]

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Jul

15


2020

Angela K.’s Story

“I sunk into a hole for months. I cried nightly, I isolated myself from all my friends and family, I used training to console my grief until it turned into self-punishment, and above all, I hated myself…”

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Jun

24


2020

Zeb C.’s Story

As long as I can remember, I’ve been gay. There has never been a moment where I wasn’t gay. In fact, I rarely thought about my sexuality as different until I am reminded by someone else that I’m gay.

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This information is not a substitute for professional help. If you know someone is in danger please dial 911 or Text 741741 or call the National Suicide Helpline at 1-800-273-8255.