Why am I doing this?
Mental illness punched me between the eyes nearly 20 years ago. That's exactly how it felt. I had not been forewarned.
I was not unfamiliar with the impact mental illness has on people and those close to them. I had been involved in the ongoing struggles of family and friends who were living with some of the most challenging diagnoses.
There was a period of time when I seriously doubted my ability to continue pursuing a professional career. However, with time and the supports I needed, I was able to focus on getting better.
I am very grateful to have been able to flourish with mental illness and am committed to helping others do the same. This is why I became a Board Member of the Canadian Mental Health Association of York & South Simcoe.
Please sponsor me today to ensure your family, friends and neighbours have access to the supports they need to be mentally healthy.