These powerful stories, generously shared by our patients, their families, dedicated staff, and our cherished donors, are a catalyst for breaking down barriers, amplifying the voices of those who seek expression, and offering solace to countless others grappling with mental health challenges.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to these courageous individuals who have given their voices to our mission, entrusting us to tell their stories to our community.
Mental Health and Stigma in the Asian Community - Grace's Story
After the birth of her third child, Grace’s mental health started to drastically decline. “When I started to think about harming myself and children, I realized I needed actual help.”
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…
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.
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…
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.