Mental health and addiction issues affect us all, either directly or through those we know and love. In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue; by the time Canadians reach the age of 40, half of them will have experienced a mental health problem.
Trauma flows from any life event perceived as too difficult to process. It can manifest emotionally as depression or anxiety, or physically as injury or illness. Regardless, trauma plays a powerful role in our mental health, often silencing true information and narrating our reality with a negative or dysfunctional voice: “I’m not good enough. I’m