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Hope and Mental Health: An Inspiring Story of a Woman Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder - Suzanne Venuta

Suzanne shares her inspiring journey of living with dissociative identity disorder. She has made the best of her mental illness by speaking and educating the public and professionals alike to increase awareness of mental disorders.

About Suzanne Venuta...

Suzanne is a mental health educator, advocate and inspirational speaker. As a person with lived experience, she understands all too well the stigma and misconceptions around mental illness.  This is why she presents to the public and professionals alike. She believes that by creating a safe space to have open and respectful dialogue, we can all come to better understand mental illness and in turn support each other. Besides her presentations and discussion, Suzanne hosted a piece about living with Dissociative Identity Disorder that aired on C.B.C radio program Out Front in 2008. She has authored an article in “Insights Into Clinical Counselling” magazine published by the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors in 2012  

She writes two ongoing blogs about living with mental  illness: