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Stories of Recovery

Mental Health Care Matters More Than Ever

Shared by our patients, their families, staff and our donors, these stories help break down barriers, give a voice to those who need it, and help many others who may also be struggling with a mental health challenge.

We are so grateful to these courageous individuals for lending their voice to our cause.

A weight off her shoulder: Cindy's Story

Cindy felt hopeless, and considered suicide. She was referred to Ontario Shores. While Cindy didn’t know it at the time, that referral would change her life…

Stories of Recovery - Cindy
Foundation - Stories of Recovery - Andrea

From suicide to hope for the future: Andrea's Story

At age 28 Andrea was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Without having the proper tools or resources to manage the illness, Andrea began to feel suicidal…

Finding light in the darkness: Mike's Story

After my son’s death,  I  became very depressed. I had trouble going to work, getting out of bed, and I started isolating myself. My family doctor grew concerned. Luckily, I was eligible to retire and I took that opportunity to seek treatment.

Stories of Recovery - Mikes Story
Foundation - Stories of Recovery - Kaleb

Responding to his own mental health: Kaleb's Story

Kaleb* worked as a firefighter for 13 years, responding to a wide range of
emergency calls. So, when his mental health began to decline after the birth of his first child, he assumed it was just part of being a new parent.

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