“I’ve always been proud of my son. I’m not ashamed of how he died,” says Anna Maria Iredale. "I’m saddened by how people decide whose lives are worthy or not. I am supporting CAMH to honour my son and everything he did to help others, and because of all those people out there still struggling like my son struggled.”
If today is like any other day in Canada, 20 of us will be dead from an overdose by the time the day is done.
Maybe you allow yourself to shrug that off by thinking that it’s always been that way. Maybe you think that kind of thing only happens to certain kinds of people. People not like us.