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Research has shown that gut health directly affects mental health. On January 23rd, 2018, join us at our Westwood Fresh Market location to learn more about how one man recovered from mental illness by creating a healthy microbiome.


January 23, 2018 starting at 6:30pm
Vita Health Fresh Market Westwood, 3500 Portage Ave. Winnipeg
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Sean Miller is a Partnership for Recovery Coordinator at the Canadian Mental Health Association and co-founder of Thrive Mental Health. On January 23, we will watch, When Voices Fell Silent, a documentary about his recovery from a debilitating mental illness. Afterwards, a panel of experts will discuss the science behind his holistic-nutritional approach to recovery.

The expert panel will include:

Dr Jason Bush
Dr. Zsolt Egey-Samu
Dr. Heather Blewett

About the Film

After 10 years of living with a debilitating mental illness, health care professionals told Sean Miller he would likely be medicated and hospitalized for life. Some even recommended that his wife, Doris abandon their marriage of six years.

Despite this bleak prognosis, the Millers found the help that Sean desperately needed.

“When the Voices Fell Silent” follows their challenging journey. The film also includes interviews with leading healthcare professionals who explain the methods used to restore Sean to a symptom and medication-free life.

About Sean Miller

Sean Miller is an engaging leader working with health and public systems to create better support for mental health recovery. He works hard to equip people to live meaningful, purpose-filled lives. Sean’s early adulthood pursuit of a promising music career as a drummer and singer was interrupted by a debilitating 15-year struggle with mental illness. But, with the help of his wife, Doris, he eventually found a holistic, nutritional approach to well-being. It was this approach that restored his health. Since his recovery, Sean turned his attention to mental health promotion, education, and advocacy, working with the Canadian Mental Health Association and Thrive Mental Health. Sean knows that supporting the discovery, development, and expression of personal strengths is vital to recovery and the creation of healthy thriving communities.

 Research has shown that gut health directly affects mental health. On January 23rd, 2018, join us at our Westwood Fresh Market location to learn more about how one man recovered from mental illness by creating a healthy microbiome.

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