Championing Youth Mental Health: Julie Zaky’s Story

Julie Zaky is a psychology student at l’Université du Québec à Montréal and a youth mental health advocate with Jack.org. Drawing from her personal experience with depression, Julie strongly believes that young people have the power to lead the mental health discussion in their communities and create positive change. Every action counts and Julie is…

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Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan

Allison Shea Reed is an actor, singer, playwright, and Founder and Artistic Director of RedWit Theatre. Her full-length play Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan, about not just surviving but living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), completed a week-long run as part of the New York Theatre Festival in January 2018 before premiering in Toronto in the Alumnae Studio…

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Stacy-Ann Buchanan: Raising Awareness For Mental Health in the Black Community

Stacy-Ann Buchanan is an actress, producer and filmmaker from Toronto. Drawing from her personal battle with depression and anxiety, Stacy-Ann was inspired to use her artistic skills to help change the face of mental health in Canada. Having experienced the stigma that surrounds mental illness in her own community, she produced and directed a documentary…

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