When she was just four years old, Molly Burke’s world began to darken: she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a retinal disease causing loss of vision.Drawing from deeply personal experiences, Molly brings audiences, especially students, a uniquely young and current perspective on issues many of them face each day. Her message—that any challenge in life, whether it’s bullying, mental illness or a loss of vision, can be overcome—resonates powerfully.
It’s time we called BULLS#!T on common beliefs and practices that exist today around youth mental health, according to a new campaign by Partners for Mental Health, a national, charitable organization whose mission is to support mental health in Canada.
In my life I have come across a lot of different types of healing. I have been a woman in this world for 29 years and have been interestingly learning what it means to be a nehiyaw or Cree woman. What it means to be a mother, sister, daughter, niece, granddaughter and cousin. Among all these roles the one that I’m still trying to teach my story about is my healing from addictions.
I find myself less hesitant to write this entry than I was the previous one, so I’m assuming (or at the very least, hoping) that’s what passes for progress; putting my thoughts into print onto a public forum such as the internet is still kind of a foreign concept to me.