Cleoni Crawford - a woman on a mission. Conqueror of challenges. Mental health advocate. A leader in her own right. Cleoni is a U of T and George Brown College graduate who has become a young, passionate and resilient entrepreneur on a mission to raise awareness about mental health by courageously telling her story in a new book entitled “The Music of My life.” Due to unfortunate circumstances that would take the lives of her sister and sister’s best friend, Cleoni’s struggle with bipolar disorder inspired her to take a leap of faith and devote her life to mental health awareness.
Cleoni is no stranger to MEDIA! She has been featured in 100 Huntley Street, Daytime Toronto on Rogers TV, the 2009 Summer Company Commercial, CTV, Global TV, CBC Radio, Toronto Life, Globe and Mail, Shimmerzine Magazine, the North York Mirror, Snap, the cover of the George Brown College Newspaper, The Dialog, The Pregnancy Care Centre Podcast, The Blind Stigma Podcast and the Marvia Providence Podcast.
Her journey to recovery has propelled her to further her studies at Centennial College in the Addictions and Mental Health program. Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2006, she has been hospitalized 26 times, homeless, incarcerated, and suicidal. Despite this, she has taken her story to fuel her passion to give back as a mental health advocate and speaker. Through her life and her initiatives, she hopes that she will show others that a diagnosis is not a death sentence but in fact that you can strive, thrive and live an abundant life despite your illness.
Resilient Minds 365 is an interview show that raises awareness for mental health by highlighting the lives of resilient entrepreneurs and professionals. The show is hosted by author, speaker and mental health advocate, Cleoni Crawford. With a passion to see lives changed, she uses her lived experience with mental illness to help others recognize that mental health is not a death sentence but you can strive, thrive, and live a life of abundance despite your illness. With her guests, she hopes to show you that resilience is possible and that you can bounce back from your mental health challenges
Coming soon 2020!
Music, Art & Mental Health is a new program that is designed to teach people how to use music and art therapy to help manage their mental illness and lead to mental wellness. This program will be designed as a Keynote speech, breakout workshops and an After party at a local college or university. Here are a few of our workshops:
· African Drumming and Mental Health
· Art Therapy and Mental Health
· Music Therapy and Mental Health
· Laugh Therapy and Mental Health
· Ask a Life Coach
· Finances and Mental Health
At the end of the workshops, an after party will be hosted at the respective college or university.
Coming soon 2021!