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Bell Let’s Talk Day Guest Speaker Kendra Fisher
January 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Kendra Fisher, an elite Canadian hockey player and founder of mentallyfIt (a movement aimed at presenting hope, education and a safe place for people struggling with mental illness) will be joining us to share her mental health journey and strategies for how she continues to thrive. Kendra is a past member of Team Canada’s Hockey program and current (World Champion) Team Canada Inline goalie on a mission to de-stigmatize mental health!
Registration available here: https://carleton.ca/thrive/cu-events/bell-lets-talk-day/
Kendra grew up in Kincardine, Ontario. With the support of her family and town behind her, Kendra quickly achieved great successes in her hockey career. Years ago, when faced with the opportunity to realize her dream of goaltending for Team Canada, Kendra was diagnosed with a Severe Anxiety Disorder coupled with Severe Panic Attacks, Depression and Agoraphobia; forcing her to leave the National Program in order to seek help to learn how to live with what had become a crippling disease. Kendra now shares her personal journey and has joined efforts to bring Mental Health issues to the forefront. It is her hope that her story will offer both hope and promise to others dealing with Mental Illness. Kendra is the founder of mentallyfit – a movement that exists to inspire, inform, empower, encourage and create communities free from stigma.