Mental Health & Resilience

Leslie’s personal blog. You will find personal stories, reports of events and offerings all related to Mental Health & Resilience. Learn more about Leslie’s bipolar disorder diagnosis in 1997 and how she has been managing her illness successfully without any episodes. Her blog can provide you with insight living successfully with bipolar disorder, strategies and tools, just a good read and even sometimes funny. Learn more about it here Leslie Bennett’s blog

If its Just the Facts you are looking for (like what triggers an episode, signs and symptoms, treatments and resources) check out Bipolar Disorder: Just the Facts

Bipolar Discovery Series Presentation – In the spring of 2012, Leslie was asked to be part of an event at the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario where she presented her own story and Dr. Andrea J. Levinson presented this set of very informative and effective slides on Bipolar Disorder. Check out: Bipolar Discovery Series Presentation

In 2011, Mental Health: My Action Plan was developed by the Mood disorders Association of Ontario. An interactive way for anyone with a mental health diagnosis to find and understand what tools are available to help take control of their recovery from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses. Leslie had the privilege of being one of the “coaches” and you’ll find her candor and experience refreshing.  Check it out here: Mental Health: My Action Plan

Peer Support has been a critical recovery element for Leslie over the last two decades. In 2013, she stepped up as one of the facilitators of the Toronto Bipolar Disorder Meetup Group This group meets twice a month and gets between 20-30 people at each meeting. This is great for anyone with bipolar disorder at any stage of their recovery. The group is very dynamic with people from all walks of life. Peer support provides hope, friendship and empathy to help mend the wounds of our mental health experiences. The power of Peer Support comes from being with another person with the same or similar experiences. Each member is treated with the utmost respect for the courageous battle they fight each and every day. Join us at the next session – find out more here: Toronto Bipolar Disorder Meetup

Professionals Working Well Created by Leslie for anyone working who would like to increase their coping ability with challenges, anxiety or stress in the workplace. Consider joining Leslie for this eight-week program where you’ll be part of a community of peer support founded on trust, partnership, and personal development. Check out: Professionals Working Well

An Article in Huffington Post May 2013 about Leslie Bennett. Check it out here:
A Real-Life Example of Living Triumphantly With Bipolar Disorder