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Watch and read stories from UCalgary students, faculty and staff. 

This year's community stories

Shaziah Jinnah Morsette

When I became an advocate for myself, I became an advocate for others

Beverly Dong

I'm still trying to figure things out and that's ok

Ian M. Whitehead

Reaching out and talking helped me change the way I was thinking

John Gabriel Cabayao

I manage my mental illness through my support network

Victoria Burns

Recovery is possible, you're not alone

Rumika Mascarenhas

I needed something more than just studying

Sean Bristowe

I learned that it's okay to not be okay

Headshot of Dan Ferguson, UCalgary staff

‘Make space to not be OK, so you have a chance to get better’

Mental health advocate shares personal experience with depression

Read Dan's story

Jacqueline Smith

My breath is my anchor

Aaron So

Telling my story was the first step to helping others

elena favaro

Elena Favaro

For a recent PhD graduate, there's empowerment in recognizing the work you’re doing for your mental health

aaron so

Aaron So

Undergrad student Aaron So on how he’s coping with a new set of challenges


Nancy Chibry and Damian Goussis

Faculty and staff confront mental health stigmas with vulnerability and compassion

Elena Favaro

I felt like I was the only one struggling

Dhruvin Patel

Connecting with my community was the first step to wellness

Valerie Fox

I needed to connect with my community