Read the following personal stories of people who suffer from mental illness. Some stories are about recovery … others are not. All of them can help us better understand what it must be like to suffer from mental illness and appeal to us to support ways of improving the quality of their lives. We believe one of the most powerful resources is to hear the stories of those who have experienced recovery. That is why we have posted stories of some folks who have experienced severe emotional anguish, sometimes call “mental illness” and who are on the road to recover. Their words can tell you most clearly about the road to recover.
This video tells the story of a fellow named Arthur and shows the tremendous impact a home can have on recovery. In November 2011,after 10 years of living on the streets,Arthur moved into Coast Mental Health’s supported housing facility in Dunbar. It is the generosity of St Andrew’s/Wesley United Church that has helped make stories like these possible.
Famous people suffering from mental illness. Click HERE.
Stories about mental illness and problem-solving
Other stories about mental illness
Dustin Garron – NEW
Laurie Pinard – NEW