Our Story

Our Story

CEO & Founder Trish McLean

When I turned 50 I had a small semi-colon tattooed on the inside edge of my wrist. It symbolized for me my decision to live, to hope, to fight. It echoes Sam’s words, ‘there’s some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.’ The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings.

The story behind that decision is long and complex, with deep dark valleys, and shards of lightening. It follows my own experience of being abandoned at a boarding school in a new country at 6 years old, when I could neither read nor write, when there were no phones, no internet, no email, no text, no Skype, no Facetime – nothing. I learned that I had to change my socks and underpants every day and put them in the big basket, and that if I was to cry I was to do it alone in the dark, and quietly.

It tracks my own emerging experience of mental illness with early onset of anxiety, insomnia in elementary school, and depression at puberty, that have followed me like the devil across time lines, and borders.

In the more recent present it has witnessed the breakdown of my marriage, and my family, and my constant battle to survive, and to fight for adequate mental health services for myself and my family.

The Story Isn’t Over is founded on the belief that we can and will do more to address the heart wrenching stories of childhood trauma, mental illness and family breakdown; that we can make a difference; that there is hope.

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