I’m Not Really Okay – But It’s Okay

Sometimes life seriously just throws you everything you can possibly not handle all at once. And it sucks. It’s one of those times where you think, “Really, life? Because I wasn’t stressed enough?” This, mixed with crazy levels of mental and physical anxiety symptoms, and very low and high-energy days, is my current reality. I’ve … Continued

About Alyssa Frampton

Alyssa Frampton is a public relations student at Humber College, and a mental health and youth advocate. Alyssa works with ACCESS-Youth Mental Health Canada, is the Co-Chair of a national youth advisory the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, and as a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada alumni can often be found talking about the importance of removing the stigma around at-risk. As a previously at-risk student who has suffered bouts of depression and manages BPD and anxiety daily, Alyssa is very passionate in working to ensure that other young people feel more supported along their path than she did at the start, and in changing the system to be more inclusive and accessible for all youth. In her free time, she is a serial Netflix watcher, tea drinker, Wonder Woman fanatic and can often be found ranting off about topics from Mental Health – Canadian politics.


Transformation vs. Recovery

Recently in many of my conversations, the topic of transformation vs. recovery has popped up. I think that both words have their place and purpose, but when the word transformation comes into play, it seems like the conversation instantly becomes more positive. I feel the need to share to open up the conversation to others in recovery searching for … Continued

About Alyssa Frampton

Alyssa Frampton is a public relations student at Humber College, and a mental health and youth advocate. Alyssa works with ACCESS-Youth Mental Health Canada, is the Co-Chair of a national youth advisory the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, and as a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada alumni can often be found talking about the importance of removing the stigma around at-risk. As a previously at-risk student who has suffered bouts of depression and manages BPD and anxiety daily, Alyssa is very passionate in working to ensure that other young people feel more supported along their path than she did at the start, and in changing the system to be more inclusive and accessible for all youth. In her free time, she is a serial Netflix watcher, tea drinker, Wonder Woman fanatic and can often be found ranting off about topics from Mental Health – Canadian politics.


Self-Sabotage

Have you ever caught yourself avoiding a situation out of fear – not of anxiety, but of how peers will react if anxiety (or any mental illness) were to show its head? Have you ever caught yourself not trying to explain to someone how you’re feeling because you’ve already decided they won’t understand or will … Continued

About Alyssa Frampton

Alyssa Frampton is a public relations student at Humber College, and a mental health and youth advocate. Alyssa works with ACCESS-Youth Mental Health Canada, is the Co-Chair of a national youth advisory the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, and as a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada alumni can often be found talking about the importance of removing the stigma around at-risk. As a previously at-risk student who has suffered bouts of depression and manages BPD and anxiety daily, Alyssa is very passionate in working to ensure that other young people feel more supported along their path than she did at the start, and in changing the system to be more inclusive and accessible for all youth. In her free time, she is a serial Netflix watcher, tea drinker, Wonder Woman fanatic and can often be found ranting off about topics from Mental Health – Canadian politics.


Sick and Successful: You Can Be Both

I want to start this off by painting a picture in your mind. Imagine that you wake up – you feel anxious and unsure about the day ahead but you get up anyway, and you get ready all while taking moments to pause, breathe and remind yourself, “You are safe, you are strong, you can … Continued

About Alyssa Frampton

Alyssa Frampton is a public relations student at Humber College, and a mental health and youth advocate. Alyssa works with ACCESS-Youth Mental Health Canada, is the Co-Chair of a national youth advisory the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, and as a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada alumni can often be found talking about the importance of removing the stigma around at-risk. As a previously at-risk student who has suffered bouts of depression and manages BPD and anxiety daily, Alyssa is very passionate in working to ensure that other young people feel more supported along their path than she did at the start, and in changing the system to be more inclusive and accessible for all youth. In her free time, she is a serial Netflix watcher, tea drinker, Wonder Woman fanatic and can often be found ranting off about topics from Mental Health – Canadian politics.