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Lilly’s Story

Tags: Vol. 1, Issue 2, December 2020

For the FSCS' Mental Health Awareness Month Campaign, the Police Foundations Program hosted Lilly's Story - a documentary film about a brave young woman who spoke about her battle with addiction and mental illness. The film ran for two weeks in the month of October, and a virtual film discussion was held with students, faculty, community members and Lilly's family members. Lilly's mother also took part to answer students' questions and engage in the conversation on how to better support friends and loved ones experiencing substance abuse and mental health concerns. About 35 participants took part to discuss, debrief and find out what supports, and resources are available at Humber.

Spreading awareness and having important conversations about mental health and addictions was the last legacy and final wish of Lilly. While we look to better serve our communities, each other and ourselves, Lilly's Story provided us with a light-hearted kindness and a humbling truth that each one of us is facing a battle behind our smiles. It's a story that reminds us of the importance of speaking up and the importance of being heard. A must-see film that can be viewed on Youtube here.

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