CAMIMH 2019 Face of Mental Illness Onika Dainty, Author, Podcaster, & Mental Health Advocate
Onika is one of the 2019 Faces of Mental Illness presented by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health.
In this episode Onika shares her life story that can only be understood by listening to it. This was a powerful episode and one that will move you deeply. The discussion in this podcast gets a little emotional and pulls all the strings that humans need to have tuned.
Onika Dainty’s Bio
I am a 35-year-old writer living in Toronto, Canada. I have a background in history, communications, PR and event management but none of that compares to my love of the written and spoken word.
I have an important story to tell and I am grateful you are all willing to listen. I am a person that has experienced some of the worst things life has to offer from sexual assault to mental illness, yet I am still standing, I’m still smiling, I’m still here. I want to talk about what I have been through in hopes of reaching my audience and inspiring them to persevere in the face of adversity.
Having a mental health disorder has given me a unique perspective of the world around me and the people who live in it. I am not an expert on mental health and I do not claim to be on the podcast but I have 10 years of experience with mental illness and the knowledge and experience I have gained as I battle my illness will be able to help others. Every topic I touch upon I try to shine a light on how our mental health is affected.
Learn more about Onika on her website https://www.onikadainty.com/