Ann is married with five adult children, one of whom has a disability.
l am a lived experience person having been diagnosed with PTSD, BPD, and anxiety disorder.
l grew up in a household experiencing domestic violence and I suffered physical, sexual, and emotional abuse for many years. l have witnessed some of my children develop mental health issues and have had to navigate the mental health system for them and myself. I believe that there is a lot lacking in the mental health system and that we need to advocate for change.
I have worked as a lived experience person for FaPMI, Eastern health and was on the lived experience forum for COPMI. l have done webinars and talks on lived experience and how mental health becomes intergenerational. I feel I have a lot to offer the mental health sector.