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Hear how others have lived their journey with mental health recovery.

Weaving Something Beautiful

Weaving Something Beautiful

Frank Reiter is such an artist. Frank weaves beautiful threads together – threads often dyed and spun by his wife, Nicole. Creating a finished piece of cloth is a joyful process for him. It is also a form of therapy and for Frank, who lives with anxiety, this has become a meaningful way to bring calm to his life.
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Hope for the Journey

Hope for the Journey

Alison is a writer and story teller. She believes that everyone has a story that is worthy of telling. By sharing our stories with each other, we learn and grow, we inspire each other towards hope. And hope is something we all need.
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New Peer Support Website Consolidates Resources

New Peer Support Website Consolidates Resources

The effectiveness of Peer Support lies in its simplicity: peers – people who live with mental health challenges and have walked a mile in your shoes – support you along your journey towards mental wellness. Peer Support Workers (PSW) truly understand the people they serve. They offer hope by showing others that it’s possible to work towards wellness.
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You Can't Ask That!

You Can't Ask That!

Adria is a confident person who is not afraid to speak her mind. She feels strongly that it is important for her to share the challenges that she lives with in order to help break the stigma that surrounds them.
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Pandemic Produces New Perspective

Pandemic Produces New Perspective

To say that the global pandemic has impacted all our lives is perhaps an understatement. While each person’s experience with COVID19 is different, it is clear that people living with mental health challenges have struggled with the impact that the pandemic has had on our lives.
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Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

Brian Kroeker is a calm, confident, caring person. He brings these characteristics to all that he does, including his various roles at Communitas Supportive Care Society, where he has worked for 6 years.
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Creative Solutions in a Time of Crisis

Creative Solutions in a Time of Crisis

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of society including the way many organizations are delivering essential services.
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Moving from Despair to Hope

Moving from Despair to Hope

Adria is living a good life. She is working full-time, enjoys artistic endeavours like painting and poetry, and she has healthy relationships. It’s a far different life than what she was living just six years ago when mental illness took its toll.
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Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Barbara knows first-hand what it means to live with a physical disability and mental health challenges. As a Peer Support Worker, she shares her journey with others.
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