Entries by Andrea Paquette

Join Andrea AKA Bipolar Babe at Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon Event, Wed. June 7th!

Only a few more days for this incredible chance to attend Sam Sullivan’s celebrated Public Salon! A selection of eight shakers and changemakers from across Vancouver share their inspiring stories and passions at the Vancouver Playhouse on June 7th. There will be a documentarian, an oceanographer, artists, and of course our very own Stigma-Free Society […]

Children’s Mental Health Program

“Is mental health when your tooth hurts?”, this is one of the endearing answers I received when talking to grade 4’s about mental health and stigma. While I love talking to teens and adults, the elementary kids I speak to since launching our Children’s Mental Health Presentation Programming have a special place in my heart. […]

Natalie’s ‘Coming Out’ Story…

So I guess this is my ‘Coming Out’ story, as I have spent the past few years battling with my identity; the illness vs me. Now it’s time to come clean to my wider circle of friends and family, and perhaps to myself as well. The signs of bipolar were always there, a diagnosis merely […]

Shaw – GenWhy TV – Stigma Free Zone-Interview w/Andrea Paquette

There are numerous stigmas that exist in society such as mental illness, racism, sexual orientation, that contribute to our perceptions and attitudes of people. The Stigma-Free Zone programs support and educate individuals, especially youth, to manage their personal mental wellness. GenWhy TV talkes with Andrea Paquette at the Shaw Studio.

Why Take Part in Giving Tuesday?

DONATE HERE 🙂 Stigma-Free Society is launching our end of year CHAMPION CAMPAIGN this #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday is a national day dedicated to giving. It is an initiative responding to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is a day when Canadian charities, businesses, and individuals come together for one simple purpose: to celebrate […]

Guest Poem by Carlie Kilduff – The Voice of Depression

I am the voice of depression, speaking through an open, willing, although somewhat uncomfortable and reluctant vessel… But she is trying to make space for me, to welcome me, befriend me, setting the table for tea, wishing to speak with me I am but a messenger, a visitor Moving through your space from time to […]