Men’s Breakfast for Mental Health – 2021 Edition

It’s safe to say that things looked a bit different this year at our 5th breakfast event in support of men’s mental health. We traded in our business casual for our work-from-home attire and hopped on our computers to host our first ever virtual breakfast. 2021 has not come without its own unique challenges, and … Continue reading Men’s Breakfast for Mental Health – 2021 Edition

#YouAreNotAlone – Ryan’s Story

Ryan Luyk Name: Ryan Luyk Occupation: Account Executive City: Hamilton   In January of 2016, Ryan’s life was forever changed. He spent three weeks in the hospital in an induced coma as a result of a prescription pill & alcohol overdose.     Ryan is a suicide attempt survivor, and shares his story to encourage those who may be … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Ryan’s Story

#YouAreNotAlone – Numila’s Story

Numila Parker Name: Numila Parker Occupation: Chapter Leader – Family Support Group Facilitator, Parents For Children’s Mental Health (PCMH), Oakville Chapter City: Oakville After practicing as a Mental Health Clinician for 4 years, Numila chose to continue her passion for supporting the mental health of others and has been serving as the Oakville Chapter Leader for Parents for … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Numila’s Story

#YouAreNotAlone – Lauren’s Story

Lauren Allen Name: Lauren Allen Occupation: Jewelry-Maker City: Milton After being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD and anxiety, Lauren understands firsthand how difficult it can be to open up about your own mental health. Being the mental health advocate that she is, she reached out to the foundation wanting to take the lead on a ConvoPlate to … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Lauren’s Story

#YouAreNotAlone – Vera’s Story

Vera Roncon Name: Vera Roncon Occupation: Clinical Psychologist City: Toronto   Registered Clinical Psychologist Vera Roncon at Mt Pleasant Therapy Centre has been practicing in the field of mental health for the past 27 years. Her areas of expertise include eating disorders, mood disorders, trauma (PTSD), anxiety and ADHD. If you feel that Vera may be … Continue reading #YouAreNotAlone – Vera’s Story

Social Media & Mental Health: Know When It’s Time to Unplug

Social media is omnipresent and fundamental in shaping the lives of youth today. Platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube have accelerated over the past few years, taking over the social media scene and capturing the attention of society all over the world. It’s provided an outlet for people of all ages to form and strengthen … Continue reading Social Media & Mental Health: Know When It’s Time to Unplug