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A Mom Fighting Stigma — Chelsea’s StoryA Mom Fighting Stigma — Chelsea’s Story

Chelsea Moon is a 30-year-old recent university grad and mother of two. Her oldest child, 9-year-old Ali, is an active kid who loves to dance, spend time with her friends, and help…

Building the Ride Don’t Hide movement: Michael’s StoryBuilding the Ride Don’t Hide movement: Michael’s Story

On August 1, 2010, Michael Schratter, a Vancouver teacher who lives with bipolar disorder, began a solo cycling trip around the world. Over the next year and a half, he…

Do-It-Yourself Mental Health: Brian’s StoryDo-It-Yourself Mental Health: Brian’s Story

During a routine doctor’s visit, Brian presented his physician with a short list of health concerns. Along with his recent diagnosis of Type Two diabetes, he had also started to…

Drawing on a Network of Expertise: Rita Knodel’s StoryDrawing on a Network of Expertise: Rita Knodel’s Story

Rita Knodel, Director of Counselling Services at the University of Victoria, knows just how stressful university can be for both students and administrators. As a grad student, her studies focused…

Mother and Mental Health Advocate: Candice’s StoryMother and Mental Health Advocate: Candice’s Story

After losing her brother to suicide and living with her own mental health challenges, Candice has found a renewed sense of purpose and reason to care for her mental health: her daughter. Candice is…

Volunteering and Recovery: Andrew’s StoryVolunteering and Recovery: Andrew’s Story

When Andrew Woods started volunteering with CMHA BC a year and a half ago, he didn’t know where the opportunity might lead. At the time, he was in recovery from…