Ontario Shores is about people.
Our staff and volunteers are both passionate and compassionate when it comes to supporting people living with mental illness. As for the people we serve? Well, they are no different than you and I.
Mental illness does not care about how you were raised, what education you have earned or how much money you make. Mental illness does not discriminate.
In the ever-changing world of healthcare, Marc Barrette is an example of how the forming of non-traditional relationships, the use of technology and personal commitment can work together to positively impact recovery.
And now, he is sharing his story with hopes of inspiring others.
Barrette’s story is featured in a short documentary detailing his recovery journey. The project was produced in partnership by the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) with the support of the March of Dimes Canada in Sudbury.
I am fortunate to be around inspiring people each and every day.
From our patients and families to the people who help them on their recovery journey, there is something special about being around people passionate about mental health.
That passion was in abundance on Wednesday, Sept. 27 as I brought a small group of these inspiring people from Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) to the Art Gallery of Burlington to meet Brian Hansell, a father determined to make a difference.