Emily Rose

Emily Rose is an Australian/Canadian writer living in Vancouver. Passionate about raising mental health awareness, she has a postgraduate degree in Psychology and has facilitated therapeutic creative writing workshops for individuals with mental illness. When not working as a freelance editor and writer, she attends The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. She is currently editing a fiction manuscript and writing a narrative non-fiction novel about mental illness in North America. Her fiction, articles and other writings can be found at Written by Rose.


Debbie Sesula on mental illness, stigma and the road to recovery

Debbie Sesula is no stranger to adversity. While completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, she became depressed, began self-harming and attempted suicide. After being hospitalized...

Michael Crain helps dispel myths about mental illness

By his own admission, Michael Crain wears many hats. He is a peer researcher with CREST.BD, a collaborative research team studying the psychosocial issues in bipolar disorder. Peer research is an...

Bi-polar princess and courageous mental health advocate Victoria Maxwell

A local woman shows that the mentally ill can also be high-achieving professionals.