Today, we wrap up this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week Campaign with Lisa’s story. In this submission, we are reminded that “you are not your illness. You are not broken. It’s extremely hard to believe that life will get better but the tears you shed will eventually begin lowering the weight that sits on your shoulders.” Read the write up in PDF here or click the images below.
Thank you again to all of our incredible campaign participants – Elle, Ava, Shaughn, Gary-James, and Lisa – who have so bravely shared their stories. In speaking your words of resilience, you have fostered hope and understanding. Though this campaign has come to an end, know that this is a dialogue that must continue year-round. If you or a loved one is in need of crisis support, please contact the Métis Crisis Line at 1-833-MetisBC (1-833-638-4722).