Stories of resilience and portraits of strength

Real people whose struggles with mental illness or addiction left them feeling broken and alone. In their own words, six people share how even on the darkest days they reached out for help and found a path to resilience.



Their portraits showcase the variety of meaningful ways they find hope and strength in the face of adversity. In any year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem. Each year, about 4,000 Canadians die by suicide despite the fact that the underlying mental disorders behind it are treatable. No one has to die by suicide.



These portraits and stories are a reminder that you are not alone and there is hope. No one has to die by suicide. There is help: 1-833-456-4566