#YouAreNotAlone – Ryan’s Story

Ryan Luyk Name: Ryan Luyk Occupation: Account Executive City: Hamilton   In January of 2016, Ryan’s life was forever changed. He spent three weeks in the hospital in an induced coma as a result of a prescription pill & alcohol overdose.     Ryan is a suicide attempt survivor, and shares his story to encourage those who may be … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Ryan’s Story

#YouAreNotAlone – Numila’s Story

Numila Parker   Name: Numila Parker Occupation: Chapter Leader – Family Support Group Facilitator, Parents For Children’s Mental Health (PCMH), Oakville Chapter City: Oakville   After practicing as a Mental Health Clinician for 4 years, Numila chose to continue her passion for supporting the mental health of others and has been serving as the Oakville Chapter Leader for … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Numila’s Story

#YouAreNotAlone – Lauren’s Story

Lauren Allen Name: Lauren Allen Occupation: Jewelry-Maker City: Milton After being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD and Anxiety, Lauren understands firsthand how difficult it can be to open up about your own mental health. Being the mental health advocate that she is, she reached out to the foundation wanting to take the lead on a ConvoPlate to inspire … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Lauren’s Story

#YouAreNotAlone – Vera’s Story

Vera Roncon Name: Vera Roncon Occupation: Clinical Psychologist City: Toronto   Registered Clinical Psychologist Vera Roncon at Mt Pleasant Therapy Centre has been practicing in the field of mental health for the past 27 years. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma (PTSD), anxiety and ADHD. If you feel that Vera may be … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Vera’s Story

Social Media & Mental Health: Know When It’s Time to Unplug

  Social media is omnipresent and fundamental in shaping the lives of youth today. Platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube have accelerated over the past few years, taking over the social media scene and capturing the attention of society all over the world. It’s provided an outlet for people of all ages to form and … Continue reading Social Media & Mental Health: Know When It’s Time to Unplug

Protecting Your Mental Health During Quarantine

  Quarantine and social distancing – two concepts that were once considered unthinkable a few months ago have become our new “normal” as we work globally to fight this growing pandemic. Schools have closed, many workers are now working from home, and governments have ordered we all stay at home and distance ourselves from others … Continue reading Protecting Your Mental Health During Quarantine