Together, we are #Unsinkable
Get ready to feel inspired, Canadians. Silken Laumann reveals UNSINKABLE, a story-sharing platform to empower Canadians to walk the talk when it comes to mental health. UNSINKABLE will host stories of courage, resiliency, transformation and the strategies behind the success. Canadians can expect stories from everyday Canadians, well-known Canadians, Canadian youth and Canadian health experts.
Motivated by her own personal struggles and eventual triumph to greatness, Laumann dreamed of connecting and inspiring people through personal experiences on a large digital scale. The dialogue around mental health has shifted significantly since the launch of Bell Let’s Talk and UNSINKABLE will give Canadians strategies they can apply to everyday life.
“We have all struggled. Sharing our stories and the strategies that helped us is a gift to others. Collectively, our lived experience has tremendous power to provide hope, help, and inspiration. I created UNSINKABLE to give Canadians a voice, an outlet and a supportive community. I want Canadians to know that together, we really are unsinkable,” says Laumann.
With the support of partner GoodLife Fitness, UNSINKABLE encourages Canadians to talk about their mental health by sharing personal stories and the strategies they use for better living. UNSINKABLE will also host health experts sharing insights and perspectives on issues facing the health of Canadians.
UNSINKABLE is a not-for-profit project that expects collaborations with organizations like Elizz (powered by SE Health Care), The Canadian Mental Health Association, Mood Disorders Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
You can visit the website for a sneak peek of stories before the official launch on April 3, 2019.
About Silken Laumann
Silken Laumann is a four-time Olympian and one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a best-selling author, and a child and mental health advocate. Silken’s Olympic story is legendary and inspirational. As reigning world champion, Silken fought back from a devastating rowing injury, to win a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics. Silken speaks candidly about her athletic success and triumph over physical adversity, but also the intense personal challenges of her past and the fierce determination she applies to living a bold, loving and successful life today.