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Jul2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 18, 2016 - Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) announced the four Canadians selected for its annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign. CAMIMH received dozens of nominations, the most ever, from across the country of people living in recovery from mental ... Read More
July 19, 2016admin

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May2016
OTTAWA, May 2, 2016 - Tomorrow, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) will host the fourteenth annual Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala in Ottawa. Each year, CAMIMH selects a group of “Champions” through a national nomination from the public to identify and recognize Canadians who have ... Read More
May 2, 2016admin

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Apr2016
 (Ottawa, Ontario) April 21, 2016, Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) officially launched the 14th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign, seeking nominations from the public. The campaign focuses on five selected individuals and empowers them to share their experiences of living with mental illnesses, ... Read More
April 21, 2016Charlotte Webber

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Apr2016
The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Announces the 2016 Champions of Mental Health (Ottawa, Ontario) April 7, 2016. Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) officially announced the winners of the Champions of Mental Health Awards for 2016. The annual Champions Awards celebrate individuals and ... Read More
April 7, 2016admin

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Jan2016
(Ottawa, Ontario) January 22, 2016. Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has officially opened nominations for the Champions of Mental Health Awards for 2016.  The annual Champions Awards is an event devoted to recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their mental health contributions in their ... Read More
January 22, 2016Charlotte Webber

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Dec2015

Why I Speak Up

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Eight years ago, when I first started to notice symptoms, I didn’t associate them with mental illness. I thought that months of 100-hour work weeks had tired me out, and that a couple of days off work (and some willpower) would fix me. A short time later, I ... Read More
December 14, 2015admin

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Oct2015

Getting sick

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I have tried a hundred times to describe what “getting sick” means to me. I can pull on science, data, facts and symptoms. I can tell you all about my anxiety, depression, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and agoraphobia. I can rip myself open and show you the scars of ... Read More
October 7, 2015admin

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Oct2015
The diagnosis was out: “agoraphobia with panic disorder”. It was the beginning of the rest of my life… Everything changed so quickly… I made my way through the psychiatric hospital, the youth centers and the group homes, after only 4 years, I had moved and changed schools over 7 times ... Read More
October 7, 2015admin

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Oct2015
2015 marked my seventh year of recovery from an eating disorder. For most of my teens and my twenties, bulimia consumed every aspect of my life. Undiagnosed and untreated for almost a decade, my eating disorder got out of control in 2006. After years of binging and purging, I eventually ... Read More
October 5, 2015Kalene DeBaeremaeker

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Oct2015

Smash Stigma

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Stigma is a dirty word.  It has a way to keep people in hiding and keep their feelings at bay.  It has a way of making those who feel its effects think that they have no future.  I know this firsthand…I am a career police officer who is recovering from ... Read More
October 5, 2015Kalene DeBaeremaeker