Joanna Cheek, M.D., F.R.C.P.C, is a Victoria psychiatrist who works to change the healthcare system instead of complaining about it, creating innovative programs to transform the way we deliver mental healthcare services. She co-founded the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills Group Association in BC and works both with individual and groups offering psychotherapy and mental health skills training. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor and award-winning teacher at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Medicine. As a researcher, physician, meditation teacher, therapist, and educator of diverse styles of psychotherapy, she is an integrator who seeks to find a common language within a siloed field. She explores mental health as rooted in complex social factors, hoping to decrease the stigma that is so often misplaced on the individuals who suffer rather than the ailing society around them.