2021 - Beth BEATTIE ’86
Beth Beattie, a senior counsel for the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, is recognized for the incredible impact her mental health advocacy has had on society.
Beth has touched many Canadian lives by sharing her story with bipolar disorder as a Friend for the Bell Let’s Talk campaign since 2018. She is a founding member of the Mental Health Illuminati, a group of employees from the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General that provides education and advocacy work. Beth also formed a team called The Bipolar Express, which has raised more than $130,000 for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) “Ride Don’t Hide” fundraiser. Beth was nominated by fellow BSS alumna, Sarah NEILSON ’84, former teacher, Liz Woolley, and her sister Katherine BEATTIE '83.
Beth BEATTIE ‘86
It has been so rewarding to share my story of lived mental health experience as I've seen how much of a positive impact it has had on others living with mental health issues. The feedback I consistently receive is that when people hear my story they feel less alone.