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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.

Bell Let's Talk: Keep Fighting

As Bell Let’s Talk day approaches I realize that everybody has problems in their life. There isn’t a single person on this planet that isn’t struggling with something in their life, myself included. We’re all battling something different in life.

Life in the Stigma

Mental health may be getting more publicity, but is the stigma getting better? Anyone who suffers with mental health issues knows the importance of this statement. I have suffered with borderline personality disorder since I was a child. It has been an uphill battle. Until recently, hiding this little fact from the world was even more of a battle. It took all of my effort to act normal. It occurred to me, finally, that I shouldn’t need to. No one should. We are all human. Having anxiety, depression, bipolar ect. does not make you a failure.

15 Years Without a Shower

I filmed this 15 Years Without a Shower - Story Time video to shed light on the existence of medical malodor disorder condition. And also to try to raise awareness of isolating and ostracizing rare diseases such as trimethylaminuria malodor condition ( also known as tmau). My goal is that with enough awareness, creating a tmau cure might be put into motion, allowing people who have suffered in silence for untold years to finally have a chance at normal lives.

My name is Sophie

From birth, you could tell there was something different about me. I would always cry and never sleep as a baby.  As the years went by, things just got harder and more complicated. Doctors refused to diagnose me with anything. Later in life, I struggled to overcome heroin and alcohol addiction. After a suicide attempt, I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder which changed my life for the best. The medications and therapy finally gave me a taste what it’s like to be happy. I made this video to increase awareness about mental illness.

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