My Mental Illness Doesn't Define Me | Svetlana Cherinienko on Mental Wellness

My mental illness doesn’t define me. However, it has made me who I am. It has made me resilient, strong and so much more self aware of who I am. I no longer live in shame because mental illness isn’t something to be ashamed of. I’m proud of who I am and I have the ability to help others that live in silence with mental illness. By being a mental health advocate, I work hard for all of us to be seen and come out of the darkness into the light. Mental health should be taken seriously especially now during these difficult times with the pandemic. No one should be silenced or feel so stigmatized they can’t go get help. We need to come together, show compassion, love and understanding. Mental illness is real and it’s not always easy to live with. However, it’s possible to get help and live a better life. Be kind to your mind. - Svetlana Chernienko @therealsvetlana

Svetlana Chernienko with White Silk Face Mask Made in Canada | Fashion Designer Nathon Kong

Svetlana Chernienko, Advocate for Mental Health Awareness


A covered mouth alludes to being silenced. This is a mask that encourages speaking up. We need to destigmatize mental health, an issue that touches upon each of us. It does not discriminate by race, age, gender or any other demographic trait. No one is immune. Many suffer in silence.

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Silk Face Mask with Abstract Art Design by Sergio Larenas

#MindfulArtxMentalWellness highlights purposeful works of art from artists/patients at Les Impatients, a local non-profit organization. Every piece tells the story of an artist struggling with mental health issues, sharing their journey to recovery through the power of creative expression. 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Les Impatients. Let's come together as a community to normalize talking about mental health, dispel the stigma and support those living with mental health issues.

Nathon Kong creates art pieces with a purpose: to make clothing you connect to emotionally, to raise awareness for mental health, and to give back to the community.

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