Sylvie was diagnosed with bipolar disorder five years ago, as a result of significant changes in her work environment that deeply affected her. Following her first diagnosis with adjustment disorder and falling into a deep depression shortly thereafter, Sylvie suffered a manic episode. This lead to a five-week-long forced hospitalization.
Sylvie has always made promoting mental health in the workplace her priority, whether by educating her colleagues on the topic or by encouraging them to seek professional help when necessary. Her social media presence serves to inform employers and raise awareness on the different challenges associated with mental illness and mental health. While her journey towards recovery has seen ups and downs, Sylvie is a firm believer of “leaving time to time”. She owes her recovery to the continued support of her family, friends and the benefits of years of regular physical activities.