http://www.silkenlaumann.com/about-silken

Silken Laumann: Olympian, Inspirational Speaker and Author

From broken bones and shredded muscle to Olympic glory… Silken’s story is one of courage, perseverance and the triumph of the human spirit.

http://vancouversun.com/health/local-health/release-from-shame-genetic-counselling-can-relieve-people-of-guilt-that-accompanies-mental-illness

Rena Varley – Release from Shame: Genetic counselling can relieve people of guilt that accompanies mental illness

When the bottom fell out for Rina Varley, she was unable to work, and didn’t even have a name for her illness.

http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/pete+mcmartin+unsocial+media+where+vile+finds+voice/11816577/story.html

Unsocial media — Where the vile finds its voice

Niki Sharma in Vancouver, BC. March 29, 2016. Sharma has been the subject of an online racial slur, to which she took issue with the woman who uttered the slur and got an apology.

http://aplus.com/a/zarrabi-issler-body-shaming?c=8022&utm_campaign=i3026&utm_source=a92617

Body-Shamed Retail Worker Becomes A Role Model For Women THIS is the reason young girls have body image issues.

Sherene Marie Zarrabi is a senior marketing major at Oklahoma State University. When she wasn’t in class, Zarrabi worked a part-time job at fashion store Dainty Hooligan in Stillwater, Oklahoma. When work was slow, she would occasionally model some of the store’s clothes and snap a picture for Instagram.

http://www.stigmamagazine.com/

Stigma Magazine is one of Canada’s premier publications addressing the needs of the one in five people who experience a mental illness or substance use problem in their lifetime.

Stigma presents informative and inspiring articles that show readers not just how to deal with their issues, but how to enjoy a healthy life.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/education/edlife/stress-social-media-and-suicide-on-campus.html?_r=2

Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection

A traveling exhibition by Active Minds, an advocacy group, consists of 1,100 backpacks representing the approximate number of undergraduates who commit suicide each year.

Go to: www.activeminds.org

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-teen-speaks-out-about-her-bipolar-struggles-1.322432

Times Colonist: Local Victoria Teen Speaks Out About her Struggles with Bipolar