Celebrated Canadian | Mental Health Advocate
Margaret Trudeau has garnered more publicity than any woman in Canadian history, enduring both the highs and lows of being in the spotlight for so long. Sharing her personal life story, from becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her former husband, to her journey of acceptance and recovery from bipolar disorder, she reminds others of the importance of nurturing the body, mind, and spirit.
Trudeau has authored three books—including her latest, Changing My Mind, which has topped the bestselling charts. Throughout her adult life, she has suffered from the debilitating effects of her bipolar condition. Now, after seeking medical treatment, she advocates on mental-health issues, helping people overcome the stigma of mental illness (which often prevents sufferers from obtaining help).
Trudeau sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the UBC Mental Health Institute as a community advocate, and she is the Honorary President of WaterCan, a charitable Canadian non-governmental agency that is dedicated to helping poor communities in developing countries build sustainable water-supply and sanitation services.