International Bipolar Foundation and Jewish Family Service hosted a luncehon on May 26, 2011 in support of Mental Health Awareness, Changing My Mind Featuring Margaret Trudeau.
Margaret Trudeau became the youngest Prime Minister's wife in Canadian history when she married Pierre Elliot Trudeau at the age of 22. For all of her adult life, Trudeau has suffered from the debilitating effects of her bipolar disorder. Now, after seeking medical treatment that has given her life balance and happiness, she advocates strongly on mental health issues, helping people overcome the stigma of mental illness that often prevents sufferers from getting help. Trudeau has authored three books, including her latest, Changing My Mind. She shares her journey of recovery, acceptance, and hope, with the goal that others will reach out and get the help they need.