Author and mental health champion
Jan Stewart is a highly regarded mental health governance expert and advocate. Her brutally honest memoir Hold on Tight: A Parent’s Journey Raising Children with Mental Illness describes her emotional roller coaster story parenting two children with multiple mental health disorders. Her mission is to inspire parents to persevere, as well as to better educate their families, friends, health care professionals, educators and employers. Jan chairs the Board of Directors at Kerry’s Place Autism Services, Canada’s largest autism services provider, and was previously Vice Chair at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She spent most of her career as a senior Partner with the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder. Jan is a Diamond Life Master in bridge and enjoys fitness, genealogy and dance.
Feb. 8, 2023
The journey of parenting can be full of surprises, and sometimes those surprises are not pleasant. Jan Stewart, the author of "Hold on Tight: A Parent’s Journey Raising Children with Mental Illness," shares her experience o…