Imagine a place where connections begin. A place of belonging, where living with a mental illness is a shared life experience that opens up the opportunity to help others making that first brave step to living openly and authentically. That’s what I found when I first connected with the CMHA Calgary.
After decades of hiding my mental health condition came the opportunity to help others. I realized that my experience was expertise!
I was one of the first group of 36 to graduate from the School of Peer Support. Supported by community we were part of CMHA Calgary’s unique training program consisting of 120 hours of classroom learning and a paid internship where we could put our skills to use, supporting those making that first connection to CMHA.