PSYCHIATRIC WARD TO INFLUENTIAL YOUTUBER
Marie Senechal, an #ItMatters champion, was 17 when she had a breakdown and ended up in a psychiatric hospital. She would spend the next two years of her life in and out of hospital, trapped in her own mind.
She decided to post videos about her struggles to navigate her way through her psychosis, self-harm and suicidal behaviour. Today, her YouTube channel has over 24,000 subscribers.
Marie believes that “#ItMatters is so different to other movements. By being led by young people, it is much more genuine and allows others to connect with its message at a level that many other campaigns can’t achieve. I’m so grateful to be able to support ItMatters and help the movement grow.”