Personal Stories

Personal stories highlight the experiences of people just like you. You’ll find stories from people who experience mental health or substance use problems, people who support a loved one, and people who work in mental health or substance use fields. They share their own experiences and perspectives, and describe their personal journeys to understanding, health and well-being.

Personal stories highlight hope and well-being, not treatment advice. Check out the Self-Help Resources section of this site for info sheet and workbooks, and talk to your doctor or health care provider to discuss treatment options that might be a good fit for you.

  1. Living with Prejudice

    There are many forms of discrimination faced by the male-to-female (MtF) transsexual, from all areas of society. There are some people who will use religion as a reason to hate us and to discriminate against us. A lot of people snicker, make jokes, yell o ...

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  2. Treatment Delayed Because I Was Gay?

    Ross Taylor Reprinted from "LGBT" issue of Visions Journal, 2009, 6 (2), pp. 19-20 In my 45 years of existence, sex between two men in Canada has gone from being a criminal offence and diagnosable mental illness to being an act that “consummates ...

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