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I'm Shawn Collins and founder of The Collins Foundation.

For many years I've suffered mental health problems and as a result found that services for this were not doing what I needed them to do. My journey began back in the early 1980's where I was a child of the care system. During that time and after I had many struggles that left scars mentally. I found hiding my feelings was easier in order to fit in, this in turn became a habit and a coping mechanism. I found it very hard to trust anyone and therefore never really found a way of releasing my frustration and anxiety. I'm now at a point in my life where I've learned many techniques that work for me and now I am doing something for the community and world beyond. The project aims to help many with mental health issues from our youth to the elderly.

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