life experience

Change Can be Scary

Change happens in our lives constantly, they can be little things like the bus timetable shifting meaning you have to go to work at a new time or much bigger like leaving home and starting university.

I was Depressed. But Then, I Fell in Love with My Body.

They say that marriage is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. I agree. The first flush of love taking over you, the butterflies fluttering around in your tummy, and the experience of everything being rosy makes life blissful. Even as my honeymoon period had taken off, and was soaring at 35,000 feet above sea level, I conceived. The fact that my body had performed the miracle of seeding a tiny little human was enough to push my happiness level to 70,000 feet.

But, little did I know that it was all about to come crashing down.

Mental Illness as a Driving Force

Brent Seal is the founder and CEO of Mavrixx. Mavrixx is a mental health focused social enterprise dedicated to helping young people build great minds on their own terms.

In this video, Mavrixx Founder and Head Trainer Brent Seal shares his story of going from a suicide attempt and being diagnosed with schizophrenia to summiting some of the world's tallest mountains.

This is Sierra

My name is Sierra, and I am in my third year of the Child and Youth Care program at Fanshawe College. I was first intrigued about the field when I met a Social Worker named Garth. I struggled a lot with mental health while in high school.

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