It is my goal to create a community of people to abolish pre-existing ideas and beliefs about mental illness.
I want people to start having an honest and real dialogue about mental health. Moreover, I want people who are struggling with mental illness to know that they are not alone.
I've been involved in several projects aimed directly at shining a light on the issues surrounding mental health.
Here are some of the projects and organizations I have worked with:
Norquest College Canada 150 Civil Society Speakers Series
Grant MacEwan Health and Wellness Day
Edmonton Public Schools (public speaking and education)
I have also received a few nods for my work:
Canadian Mental Health Association "Bridging Communities Award" 2016
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.
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.
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.