School and Community Presenter

Meet Cam

Friendly, Athletic, Curious


As someone living with various mental illnesses, I find students connect well with my story and my honesty. I believe managing a very successful recovery enables me to present in a relatable and authentic way that students seem to really connect with.

Presentation Topics:

Science and statistics related to mental illness, early warning signs, various ways activities can help with recovery.

3 ways to describe your talk:

  • Candid
  • Honest
  • Optimistic

Presenters are chosen at random to allow for equitable participation in our program.

Cam, 25, was first hospitalized with Psychosis N.O.S. (Not Otherwise Specified) in July of 2014, less than one month after his 19th birthday. His illness developed and he was diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder 2 years later. Cam is a “Mental Health and Addictions” student at Camosun, he has taught C.B.T. classes for Island Health and he has also taught Wellness Recovery Action Plan workshops through Mental Health Recovery Partners. Cam has been sharing his mental health story for 4 years now to try and raise awareness, break stigma and help others.

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