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Mental Illness Awareness

Mental Illness - Do You Know? was created to increase mental illness and mental health awarenessMental Illness Awareness

My name is Anita Jackson and I became a mental health advocate in 2014, based in Hamilton, Ontario.

Most people have acquired the knowledge of mental health through articles written by doctors and other medical professionals.

We have hand chosen articles related to mental illness and mental health and written by those with lived experience.

Topics will include agoraphobia, anxiety, bipolar, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders, schizophrenia and more.

I have put together some resources, internationally,
to help you with the COVID-19 and your mental health.



Your website is an incredible resource

Your website is an incredible resource and your work to highlight people’s personal experiences with mental illness is crucial in addressing stigma.

Bhutila Karpoche
NDP, Critic, Mental Health and Addictions

I applaud you on your advocacy

I applaud you on your advocacy and I appreciate your input as we move forward with our policy platform process.

Victor Fedeli
Interim Leader of the Official Opposition

You helped me champion this important issue

I’d like to thank you once again for sharing your experiences with me. You helped me champion this important issue, and I’m so deeply grateful you took the time to share your thoughts with me. I truly believe there is no health without metal health, and I look forward to seeing how our system improvements will help create opportunity for the youth of today and tomorrow.

Michael Coteau
Minister of Community and Social Services