mental health advocacy

I'm on a journey to fight the stigma of mental illness with education being my biggest tool to do so. 

It is my goal to abolish pre-existing ideas and beliefs about mental illness and suicide.

My greatest passion is to speak and educate about mental health and suicide prevention. I want people to start having an honest and real dialogue about mental health and suicide prevention because doing so saves lives. Moreover, I want people who are struggling with mental illness to know that they are not alone.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU

 I've been involved in several projects in Edmonton and nation wide aimed directly at shining a light on these issues.

 

Here are some of the projects and organizations I have worked with:

United Way Community Mental Health Action Plan

Suicide Prevention Strategy and Implementation Plan

CASA Foundation

Canadian Mental Health Association 

Canadian Mental Health Association Suicide Prevention Week

Norquest College Canada 150 Civil Society Speakers Series

Grant MacEwan Health and Wellness Day

Edmonton Public Schools (public speaking and education)

Lieutenant Governor's Circle on Mental Health

 

I have also received a few nods for my work:

Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40

Recognized by the Province of Albertain 2017 as one of the "Top 25 Contributors to Human Rights and Justice in Alberta" 2017

Canadian Mental Health Association "Bridging Communities Award" 2016

CBC Edmonton

Global Edmonton

 
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We all believe in you

We All Believe in You is a rapidly growing movement I created to de-stigmatize and de-mystify mental illness. WABIY serves to put a face to a typically faceless struggle as many live in the shame and anonymity of their disease.

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Messages of Hope

Messages of Hope is a video project collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association. The portrait project features Edmontonians coming together to create a dialogue about suicide and shine a light of hope.

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Let's end mental health stigma together.

There is no end in sight for what I am planning. I want people to start having an honest and real dialogue about mental health. More then that I want people who are struggling with mental health issues to know that they are not alone and more importantly we are working together to make a difference.

If you're interested in working together on an upcoming project, or interested in booking me for a public speaking engagement, please get in touch.