Real stories of recovery

Trigger Warning: The content below contains information on mental illness, abuse, and suicide which some readers may find triggering. If you need support, please contact the Ontario Shores crisis line: 1-800-263-2679.

From suicidal thoughts to hope for the future: Andrea’s story

At age 28 Andrea was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Without having the proper tools or resources to manage the illness, Andrea began to feel suicidal… Read More

Andrea

Learning how to respond to his own mental health needs: Kaleb's story

Kaleb worked as a firefighter for 13 years, responding to a wide range of emergency calls. So, when his mental health began to decline after the birth of his first child… Read More

Kaleb

Learning to smile again: Lisa’s story

In November of 2018, at 39 weeks pregnant, Lisa woke up one morning to find the right side of her face was paralyzed. She was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy… Read More

Lisa

Paying it forward: Robin’s story

The defining moment in Robin’s life was when she was hospitalized at the age of 29. She had hit rock bottom, realizing that life wasn’t going in the direction she wanted it to and she was never going to be able to progress without professional help… Read More

Robin

Healing from generational trauma:
Claudia’s story


When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and Claudia was unable to see her family and friends due to working in a hospital, she felt isolated… Read More

Claudia

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