File MS-13-88, Box 1, OVMV0001DVD - Interview with Stanley MacEachern

Transcript of an interview with Stanley MacEachern

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Interview with Stanley MacEachern

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MS-13-88, Box 1, OVMV0001DVD

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  • August 20, 2010 (Creation)

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1 optical disc (1 hr., 32 min., 44 sec.) : DVD+R, digital, col., sd.. - 1 moving image (avi) (1 hr., 32 min., 44 sec.) : digital, col., sd.. - 1 moving image (mpeg) (1 hr., 32 min., 44 sec.) : digital, col., sd.. - 41 pages (PDF/A)

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Stanley MacEachern is a former farmer who grew up in Mabou, Cape Breton, and who now lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Stanley has been hospitalized several times for bipolar disorder and lived on the street for a brief period. He was also institutionalized at one point in the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre. Today, Stanley leads a full life, working part time, running his own yard work and gardening service, serving on mental health-related committees, attending New Beginnings Clubhouse, and socializing with friends. He attributes his recovery from mental illness to his positive attitude, healthy lifestyle and spiritual practice.

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File consists of video recordings and an electronic transcript of an interview with Stanley MacEachern. The interview was conducted by Anna Quon at the Belmont House on August 20, 2010. This was the first interview conducted as part of the Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch's Our Voices Matter Project. The interview touches on a wide range of topics, including Stanley's childhood in Oshawa, Ontario, life in Nova Scotia, experiences with depression and medication, work and travels, and other aspects of his personal life.

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