1474314863_speech-bubbleThis Is My Story (TIMS) is a free, student peer-to-peer support event by Ryerson SMASH. The purpose of TIMS is to come together in a safer space and share our stories and lived experiences. Everyone has a story, whether it be about experiencing a mental illness, discrimination, family problems, fitting in, body image, or any other matter. Come tell your story and hear others’ at TIMS.

Everyone has a story to share, whether it has to do with balancing school, to struggling with a relationship. We encourage you to share as much or as little as you are comfortable with.

There are snacks, drinks, and goodies available for all participants.

If you feel that you need to leave for whatever reason, that is always okay. However, in order to respect everyone’s stories, we kindly ask that you stay for the full duration of the event. Additionally, there will be short bathroom breaks.

Please note that you do not need to bring your Eventbrite tickets to our events.

Click here to sign up for the event for FREE: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/this-is-my-story-tickets-32539934821

” My parents split up when I was 10. I still remember when was getting ready for bed and they told me that they needed to talk to me. They said that they were separating and that Dad would be moving out. I burst into tears, though I had expected this. It was the thought of our family splitting up that scared me. My dad moved into the spare bedroom for six months and then got an apartment. At times, I worried that he might stop visiting us and I cried for many nights, thinking about him alone in his apartment. But everything was more peaceful. I felt relieved that their loud arguments wouldn’t happen anymore. Ten years on, I’m so glad they were brave enough to make that decision. So many couples say that they stayed together for the sake of their children, but I think my parents’ separation made us all happier. By being true to themselves, they were proving their strength as parents. They knew that what they were doing was for the best.”

This is my story, what is yours?