Michaiah Simmons

As someone who has lived experience in the mental health space Michaiah is passionate about changing society’s views on mental health, she shares her story from both sides of the system.

A failed suicide attempt at 15 and then the loss of her partner to suicide at 22 gave her experience being let down by the system with extremely minimal support. 

She pulled herself out of dark places multiple times and  built a successful events company Deluxe Events and now works for I Am Hope to ensure young people never have to deal with the struggles they will inevitably face on their own as she did.

She shares what she has learnt along the way and how she has overcome the difficulties of living with depression, building a business and having to support herself since leaving home at 15.