Chris – Depression – Stories of Success

Chris is a member of the West End Seniors’ Network. Here, he shares his success in dealing with depression and mental health issues. He also speaks about how he copes with his challenges within the community. West End Seniors’ Network heartily thanks Chris for sharing his story.

Watch his 5-minute story here or on our Facebook page.

Resources for Depression and Mental Health 

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), B.C. all direct: 310-6789 (no area code required)

CMHA Vancouver: 604-688-3234;  http://www.cmha.ca/branch_locations/british-columbia-division

Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234

More Information about Stories of Success

Stories of Success is funded by the Government of Canada and the Baptist Church. The series of videos was directed by Spencer Isaac of Stillwater Creations.

Stories of Success covers a number of topics. These include depression, mental illness, lung surgery, hip replacements, alcohol addiction, as well as many other challenges. These inspiring people overcame their challenges and are stronger as a result.

We hope that by sharing these videos, you also feel empowered to share your story or seek help.

About West End Seniors’ Network 

The West End Seniors’ Network is a hub for seniors. Located in West End Vancouver for 30 years, we aim to improve the quality of life for 55+ adults. Whether it is social, educational, or recreational programs, it fosters connection and inclusion within the community. WESN wishes to recognise the funding contribution of the Ministry of Employment and Social Development, New Horizons for Seniors Program.

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