25th AGM Slate of Board Members to be Ratified for 2017-2018
Anita Levesque – First term
Representing Media & Communication Director from Ontario
Anita resides in Stoney Creek (Hamilton), Ontario. She is self-employed as a web and graphic designer, since 2005. Anita provides the following services: web design, graphic design, internet marketing, social media marketing and hosting. She is also a photographer, from a hobby to now professional.
Anita is very knowledgeable with mental health based on her lived experience. Her father lived with manic depression (Bipolar) all his life. Because of witnessing violent domestic abuse from her father, her brother now lives with C-PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, her mother lives with C-PTSD and Depression and Anita lives with C-PTSD. Anita’s boyfriend also lives with severe OCD, Clinical Depression, GAD and several personality disorders.
Anita is taking a diploma program in Psychology/Social Work and another diploma program in Counseling Skills. This heightened Anita’s knowledge of mental illness and wanting to help enhance the mental health awareness to everyone.
Sarah Bell – Running for second term
Representing Youth Director from Manitoba
Sarah is a graduate of the Social Service Worker Program from Canadore College in North Bay of which she is very proud. She is completing her second year at university in Winnipeg to obtain her Bachelor degree in Social Work
Sarah has been coping with mental health illness most of her life. She is excited to be on the board bringing a new perspective, new ideas and ways of reaching out to the young people across the country.
By sharing her story Sarah hopes to enlighten other young people who suffer with mental health issues, to understand and gain control of their individual situations. So that they can step out of the dark knowing that there is hope and help for them to achieve their goals.