Diana Filc thought life would be a constant trying-to-get-by process. Diagnosed with depression and anxiety at age 13, Diana spent much of her life managing her mental health. After going to university and developing a cannabis and alcohol dependency, Diana sought help at Alternatives for Youth and the Youth Wellness Centre. She now serves as an advocate on the Youth Council. Watch as she shares her story.
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Are you a youth struggling with your mental health or addiction, contact the Youth Wellness Centre for support, stjoes.ca/youthwellnesscentre. If you are someone in a mental health crisis, click here for a list of 24/7 crisis support.