“My New Life” tells my story of a new start in life for me beginning soon after successfully recovering from schizophrenia, bicycling across Canada, and then continuing my mental health advocacy work in developing countries at www.MindAid.ca.

It is so interesting how my mindset changed from yesterday’s good news about a way to contact small wealth management companies (RIAs, Registered Investment Advisory firms) and ask for donations to Mind Aid to help people with mental illness in developing countries.

I haven’t taken action on this method yet. I only learned about it last night. If this works, and there is no guarantee it will (there are no guarantees in life, remember — except for half the large purchases you ever make, like appliances or cars), then this could be a complete gamechanger for me, Mind Aid, and thousands of people with mental illness in developing countries.

For the last 24 hours, I have been visualizing how this would play out and what success would look like. To be honest, I have felt a sense of relief that I haven’t felt in the almost 6 years I’ve had Mind Aid.

A real sense of relief. That I might be able to get a lot of help to people suffering horribly and who are desperate for help with their mental health.

Relief that this might actually work. “Wow, could you imagine if this works?!?”

Today I felt relief that my advocacy work for Mind Aid might take some leaps and bounds soon.



Matthew Dickson

Advocate for people with mental illness in developing countries at www.MindAid.ca. Bicycled across Canada twice, books, nature, fitness, learning, dancing!