Faces of Mental Health

Most of us have a mental health story we can share. The story might be about yourself, a family member, friend, co-worker or stranger. The fact of the matter is there are many unique and inspirational stories about mental health.

CSMLS has the honour and privilege of introducing these Mental Health Leaders, CSMLS members, who have stepped up to share their stories and stand united against mental health stigma in the lab. Together, we are here to help educate the public and our profession about mental health, recognize the courage in speaking up and acknowledge the necessity in working collectively to inspire medical laboratory stakeholders to create psychologically safe work environments.

Take a moment to read their stories and understand how mental health affected their professional work. Learn from their resilience and valour and help create a medical laboratory united-front against mental health stigma.

With encouragement and fortitude, CSMLS welcomes the 2018 Faces of Mental Health:


I was first diagnosed with depression when I was 24 years old. I was in my first year of medical laboratory training, and although I was struggling emotionally, I was excited to have found my path in life. Read Full Story


I love this picture because it was taken just before I became so exhausted. I had planned a co-worker outing in the Lab and X-ray department.We enjoyed a night of axe throwing.Read Full Story


I have been a medical laboratory technologist for 30 years. During this time, I experienced two burnouts. Today, I will tell you about my first one: In 1995, I was working full time Read Full Story


Hi, everyone. My name is Joël. I am a mental health advocate and ally. Although I do not live with mental illness, several of those in my professional and personal circle do.Read Full Story