Even the most successful person can struggle with depression. One out of every four Canadians will experience depression severe enough to warrant treatment in their lifetime; yet depression continues to be a taboo topic, and relating to somebody struggling with depression can be difficult. Bruce’s book, “Breaking Free of Depression’s Grip” has been called “a moving testament of perseverance to overcome obstacles” and “a must-read”. Copies of this highly acclaimed book will be available for purchase at the meeting. Bruce Ross lived with depression and anxiety throughout his whole adult life – more than 45 years. Despite this, Bruce found a way to press on and overcome the debilitating effects of his mental illness. He has led a fulfilling family life and remarkably successful career concluding as senior VP of Finance for a billion-dollar financial institution. Bruce was born, raised and educated in Nova Scotia and he moved to

 Ontario in 1987. He is now semi-retired and currently resides in Meaford with his wife, Cheryl, and his daughter, Hannah.