We have another story from our Reclaim Our Voice program with Trish from Mental Health Talk. Told with lyrics from some of her favourite songs, TC shares her mental health story including suicide attempts, mania, “snapping” episodes and depression. After a broken marriage and falling hard in and out of love, she began medication in her 40s and is now mostly able to manage her episodes. Currently one of her biggest challenges is the emotional and physical abuse she experiences living with a father with dementia. To read the entire story, please visit: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/alone-lonely. If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Susan at the Krasman Centre.
Anthony shares his story of the catch-22 of experiencing depression and having to be fully dependent on an abusive father for survival. After 39 years, he is triggered to remember memories of being sexually abused from childhood and how this changes his life to living on his own with the support from the Krasman Centre.
To read the entire story, please visit: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/abuse-by-father.
If you wish to participate in the program, please contact Susan at the Krasman Centre.
Trish from our social media storytelling program has created a video for our viewing pleasure. By watching the video you will learn some information about the program and how to participate. Please watch the short video and contact Susan if you want more information or wish to participate.
WARNING: The video includes some dancing. Please feel free to join in.
Blog posts from some past participants: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/author/krasman-centre/
Next orientation session: To be determined. We’ll keep you posted.