Mental Illness – Do You Know? was created to increase the mental illness and mental health awareness, based on personal experiences I’ve had with loved ones who have lived with the debilitating affects of mental illness.

Most people have acquired the knowledge of mental illness and mental health through articles written by doctors and other medical professionals, who have not lived with mental illness or experienced the affects through a loved one.

This website will include articles related to mental illness, but will be hand chosen, to share with you, and written by those who have experienced mental illness first hand. Topics will include agoraphobia, anxiety, bipolar, depression, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, personality disorders or schizophrenia.

For most of my life, I have experienced the affects of mental illness; prescription medication addiction, suicide attempts, panic attacks, domestic violence, paranoia, depression, OCD checking, and jealousy.  After witnessing violent domestic abuse, I now live with PTSD, but I’m turning my experience into a positive.  My name is Anita Jackson and in 2014 I became a mental health advocate, based in Hamilton, Ontario.  

We are not medical professionals, we are two people who live with mental illness and are using our own experiences to help others who are having difficulties with their mental illness.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 

Mental health advocates - Anita Levesque, Brian Fogel