Testimonies of lived experiences

This Testimony Map was one of the multiple collaborative outcomes emerging out of a series of Community Art Workshops. The process of conducting these arts workshops was one of discovery and humility, meeting people who had overcome some profound challenges to be in spaces where they were investing in their recovery and making connections. Though encounters with mental health history could sometimes bring up emotion for participants, the sessions were also filled with laughter, celebration and communal support. The workshop participants were brimming with creativity and expressive abilities, and retold their own stories with precision, perception, and panache.

Some of the Life Journey Drawings and Life testimonies have been edited to remove any
identifying feature and protect participants’ anonymity.