The project’s inception stems from Townsend’s own personal battle with mental health. She says she found light in the dark, by using the adversity she faced as inspiration to create positive change in the world.
“I decided I never want anyone to have to feel this down and out. I want to be able to share this with everyone; how I was able to work through my own problems just by having a positive outlook.” – Dana Townsend, Project Positive Founder
In a last piece of advice to listeners, Townsend encouraged people to be mindful of the journey to mental wellness. She emphasized that its a step by step process, and wants people to remember that each day is a new chance to be achieve a positive mindset.
Canada’s Mental Illness Awareness Week will begin Sunday, October 6th.