Faith’s Compelling Story of a Lifetime of Anorexia, Anxiety and Depression

Faith Rockburne has lived with mental illness most of her life, from anorexia as a teenager to severe depression as an adult. Her depression and anxiety got worse as she got older until she stopped going out of her house and eventually lost her job.

Faith’s road to recovery has been long and difficult – anti-depressants didn’t  work and after trying electro confulsive therapy – or ECT – she was told there was nothing left to try but group therapy. 

She did finally find an effective medication but she says the biggest change came after she joined a peer support group. 

She is now a peer support worker at a Toronto hospital and will be back next week to talk about what that means to her personally and to the people she works with.