On the fourth day of MNBC’s Mental Illness Awareness Week campaign, we hear from Gary-James Têtu and his story of living with complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD). In this piece, he shares with us that “I’m very proud and pleased to work in the mental health industry and feel I am finally exactly where I am supposed to be doing exactly what I’m supposed to be doing – using my hard experiences to help others heal”. Read this in PDF format here or click the images.
As we continue to speak and learn about mental illness, it is important to be mindful of our own well-being. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs support, please reach out to the 24 hour/7 days a week Métis Crisis line at 1-833-Metis-BC (1-833-638-4722).