I’m getting nervous just thinking about it, but I think it’s important to speak out and that’s why I do it.
July 13, 2018
A lovely ex-patriate and formidable maternal mental health researcher named Jodi Pawluski found me on Twitter one day and asked if I’d like to be a keynote speaker at the 2018 Parental Brain Conference in Toronto. First, I freaked, as in thew up a little, and then I said yes. I was the only journalist in a room full of scientists so I spoke about how to connect with media to get more coverage on their important work. I told them to stop spending so much time with rats. I think they liked it.
May 12, 2018
I had a great time marching for mental health, maternal mental health in particular and was one of many speakers that day at the second annual March for Mental Health Toronto.
May 2, 2018
I was so proud to be part of the first ever Walk for Maternal Mental Health in Barrie, Ontario on World Maternal Mental Health Day and spoke at City Hall along with Perinatal Mood Disorder Coordinator, Jamie Charlebois and Mayor Jeff Lehman.