Media

Thriving with Anxiety- May 1, 2017

I’m delighted to kick off Mental Health Awareness Week with this guest blog that I wrote for the brilliant Gilda Evans. Her work with teens is inspiring! She invited me to write about what I would want my teenage self to know about GAD. Click here to read the blog, “Thriving With Anxiety” by Rina Varley.


Maple Ridge News Article – April 5, 2017

Sharing our stories helps build connections and smash stigma. Let’s talk til we’re true in the face!

Maple Ridge News. Posted with permission. Click her to read pdf of full article.


Shoppers Drug Mart LOVE. YOU. Blog

The Canadian Mental Health Association invited me to write a blog for the co-sponsored Shopper’s Drug Mart “Ride Don’t Hide” campaign. This annual event is designed to raise funds and awareness, and promotes integration through understanding. The Shopper’s Drug Mart Love. You. blog is integrated through the Ride Don’t Hide website. This awesome site features stories from women who are championing mental health. I’m gladly answering the call to “share what you’re doing to make you a better you.”

Shoppers Drug Mart Love You Blog


Vancouver Sun Interview – April 11, 2016

Dr. Jehannine Austin asked me if I would be willing to do an interview about my experience with mental illness and the importance of being diagnosed. Since I know the life-changing impact that a “label” has had in my life, I answered, “Absolutely.” Here’s the online version of my interview with Randy Shore from the Vancouver Sun.

Vancouver Sun Interview - Rina Varley


Vancouver Sun Newspaper Full Article – April 12, 2016

I’m so proud to say that my interview with Randy Shore appears on the front page of the Tuesday, April 12 edition of the Vancouver Sun. This prime placement reflects an awareness of what readers want to see. My story, combined with the brilliant research results of Dr. Jehannine Austin and her team at the Adapt Clinic, offers new resources for recovery. This article may help the many folks who carry guilt and shame around mental illness.

©Vancouver Sun. Posted with permission.
©Vancouver Sun. Posted with permission. Click here to read pdf of full article.

Mood Disorders Association of BC

Video testimonial for Genetic Counselling Clinic

During the writing process of my show, I learned about Psychiatric Genetic Counselling. This awareness turned into a personal experience that changed my life. I was honoured to be asked to do this video for the Mood Disorders Association of BC.