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As a part of our 'My Mental Health Story' series featuring the inspiring and impactful stories of our community members, we chatted with Constantina Venetis (she/her) to discuss her mental health story. Check it out below! Thank you to Constantina for participating in the interview and sharing your story! #1 Who are you? What do … Continue reading How Constantina Venetis is Using Empathy and Education to Destigmatize Mental Health
As a part of our 'My Mental Health Story' series featuring the inspiring and impactful stories of our community members, we chatted with De-Mario Knowles (he/him) to discuss his mental health story. Check it out below! Thank you to De-Mario for participating in the interview and sharing your story! #1 Who are you? What do … Continue reading How Mental Health Advocate, De-Mario Knowles, Is Changing the Conversation Through Poetry
History has shown that storytelling is a powerful tool. It's been used to teach, entertain and spread ideas since the dawn of time. We use stories to pass down knowledge from generation to generation, and we use them to tell ourselves about who we are and who we want to be. That's because stories have … Continue reading 10 Psychological Benefits Of Storytelling
On May 7th, 2023, the Step Above Stigma team hosted its first Candid Conversations Coffee House downtown Toronto at the Cecil Community Centre. There's nothing more important to Step Above Stigma than creating a space where people can come together to share their stories around mental health. We believe that sharing these stories will help … Continue reading Storytelling brings mental health advocates together at SAS 2023 Candid Conversations Coffee House
The Queens University SAS team and volunteers came together in Victoria Park for the annual "Stigma Off the Sheets" event. Together, they painted words of encouragement and support on bed sheets that would be hung at various locations on campus for the first weeks of school. Thank you to everyone who came out and joined … Continue reading Annual Stigma Off the Sheets Campaign Positively Welcomes Students Back to School
I’ve struggled with my mental health for a long time. In high school, it was the first time that I could really acknowledge that there was something not quite right up in the old noggin. I’m the type of person who likes to think in the future, focus on things that will make you happy … Continue reading How to Deal With Mental Health After Loss