Annie grew up in Southwestern Ontario surrounded by a number of First Nations communities (Bkejwanong, Eelünaapéewi Lahkéewiit, and Aamjiwnaang) and was grateful to learn from and share many experiences with members of these communities. Annie has spent years working in suicide intervention and prevention, rapid access crisis counselling, and with clients with dual diagnoses. Most recently, she worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside providing support with housing, harm reduction, employment, and transitioning into community from the corrections system. Annie works out of a holistic, trauma informed, humanistic framework, and her professional interests include intergenerational trauma, crisis, and addiction. Annie is not the only member of her family interested in mental health care – her golden retriever, Memphis, is a trained psychiatric support dog.