I’m normally standing behind the camera, but in late 2017 I came across an interesting project and decided to step in front of the camera to support and raise awareness about postpartum depression and anxiety. Coordinated in partnership with the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and the Good Mother Project, ‘We’re In This Together‘ is … Continue reading We’re in this together
In light of the fact that today is World Health Day with the focus on depression, I would like to share the response I received from the Ministry of Health regarding a letter that a group of suicide survivors, including myself, addressed to BC’s Minister of Health, various levels of the Canadian government and relevant … Continue reading A response from the Ministry of Health on suicide bereavement and support services in BC
It’s really great to hear that York House School, one of the most prestigious private schools in Vancouver, puts resources towards supporting students by also emphasizing personal/mental health for students. Last year I had a great time sharing my experience with the inner workings of the United Nations with the School’s model UN class. So … Continue reading Global Citizenship in the 21st Century. No pressure, right?
Having people around for both the good and bad times is so underrated… and for this I am thankful on this Thanksgiving day for the friends and family near and far who’ve been there when I needed it most these past couple of years. One of the most peculiar things I have found in times … Continue reading The best support can come from the most unexpected place
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day… and by the time I finish writing this post, more people will have died by suicide. According to the World Health Organization, suicide kills one person every 40 seconds. That’s on average about 800,000 people a year – and for every person who dies by suicide, many more people … Continue reading Suicide does not discriminate.
Living with grief definitely affects my mental health and it’s made me realize that despite the “norm”, everyone at some point suffers from a mental health issue. It’s pretty easy to think about our physical health and take steps to keep in shape – like exercising, watching what we eat, or even wearing sunscreen to … Continue reading Ride Don’t Hide
The more I get involved in postpartum and mental health issues, the more I see that there are lots of awareness-raising events about them (at least in Vancouver). After the interview with CBC, I was pleasantly surprised when I was contacted to join this year’s “Climb Out of the Darkness” events in British Columbia. I … Continue reading One of the world’s largest events about maternal mental illness