On July 5, 2017, Turning Leaf hosted the 5th annual Turning Leaf Games, where multiple agencies brought more than 150 participants—people who experience mental illness, intellectual challenge or other disabilities—to the University of Manitoba Stadium for a.
Sometimes, you forget from where an organization comes, how its roots were planted in the first place. You see a non-profit like Turning Leaf that has all these compassionate individuals laying it all on the line for.
“Just get over it.” As if it’s that simple to overcome anxiety disorders, depression, and other mental illnesses that can be so debilitating—so crippling. As if just saying the words will magically heal you. That’s just not.
When we get asked to share the success stories of our participants, first we need to define what success looks like. We may share a story about a participant who was released from custody but was back in.