Mental Illness Awareness Week 2021

Content warning: this story contains discussion around suicidal ideation.

Disclaimer: We recognize that everybody has a unique path when they navigate mental illness, and all experiences are unique. Please know that the individual experiences shared here are not intended to represent the experiences of all those living with a mental illness. These submissions are not intended to provide medical or treatment advice, but rather to provide understanding, hope, and reduce stigma. 

These submissions are a part of Métis Nation BC’s Mental Illness Awareness Week Campaign 2021. In support of this campaign, Métis participants have volunteered to share their stories of living with a mental illness. The goal of this is to work to promote understanding and reduce stigma through sharing lived-experience stories. Thank you to our incredible volunteers for sharing their story, and for sharing with us all messages of hope, resilience, and understanding.

Read Delaney’s Story Here

Read Lia’s Story Here

Read Ripley’s Story Here

Read Jessie’s Story Here

Read Megan’s Story Here