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This Being Human: Stories of Hope and Resilience is a blog series where students can share and find stories about navigating mental health. This series aims to create a sense of shared connection and community by cultivating a deeper understanding of the challenges that students face. Specifically, you can read about other people’s subjective experiences with accessing mental health supports. Hopefully, reading these blog posts reminds you that you are not alone.

In this Series


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An Open Letter To My Chronic Pain

Diana Smith pens a series of poignant and moving letters addressed to her chronic pain. A must-read to better understand from a personal perspective what it is like to live with chronic pain.

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“You Have So Much Potential. You Just Need to Pay Attention.”: My Journey with ADHD

TW has been hearing this line over and over for a large part of her life. For the most part, she didn't know how to manage her ADHD symptoms, mostly because she didn't know she had ADHD. Read on to learn more about TW's journey and why going to SFU Health & Counselling was life-changing.