Hi. My name is Clarissa.
For a very big chunk of my life, I have been dealing with both a depression and anxiety disorder (which is about as fun as it sounds)
My brain is still something I am working to understand. Some days are amazing and full of progress, other days it’s a struggle to get out of bed. Many people have said about me what I have heard said about others. “From the way you act - I would have never thought you were dealing with that” It’s hard to talk about this stuff.
It is personal, it is painful, but it is so important to know we are not alone. I still have a lot more to say about this but that will come with time. I am so excited to be participating in CAMH’s “One Brave Night”
CAMH One Brave Night is a chance to share a piece of myself with the world for a great cause. I will be participating by sharing music, videos and articles that have helped me and others in a difficult place. I am also hoping to offer a few songs sung by yours truly on top of all of that!
The "Leave the Light On" team will also be hosting a get together of friends and family (DM me for details!) We will all be staying up, playing games and sharing stories in a cosy and safe environment, while showing solidarity in what can be the toughest time for some of us - the night.
I am excited to express my passion for this cause, so we can inspire hope for the one in five Canadians who experience mental illness every year. Please donate what you can as every penny goes towards all of the amazing work the CAMH is doing.
We’re all in this together <3