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Creating awareness & helping to reduce stigma about mental illness, bullying and suicide in children and teenagers.

Tracey Maxfield The Author

Tracey Maxfield
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at University of British Columbia

Tracey Maxfield is a retired nurse with over 36 years’ experience in gerontology, mental health, and dementia care. She is a regular guest on well-known author and radio host Peter Rosenberger’s show Hope For the Caregiver on Sirius radio. Tracey has written multiple articles on dementia care, medical research and mental illness/bullying in teenagers. She is the Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador for the Okanagan. B.C. and NAASCA Ambassador for B.C., Canada.

Escaping the rabbit hole

Escaping the Rabbit Hole: my journey through depression is Tracey’s first book and has received international rave reviews. Since the release of her book, Tracey has become a staunch advocate for Mental Illness and Mental Health Awareness and Bullying and completed the course, Bringing Mental Health to Schools.


Did you know that 1 in 5 children and teenagers have a mental illness and that 50% of all lifetime mental illnesses show signs by age 14 and 75% by age 24? If left untreated, there is a very high likelihood of high school dropout, being bullied, engaging in risky behaviours/substance abuse, joining a gang, committing a crime, becoming a bully, unemployment, suicide and death.

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Some more facts on bullying

  Apparently it is not recognised in Canada until November, and then they only recognise it for 1 week! * 280,000 students are physically attacked

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