Grace Shears is a strong mental health advocate who is Founder of a St. John’s PTSD Peer Support group called Pathways to Better Days that is now a registered Not-for-profit Corporation. She is a Veteran, singer/songwriter and a Mom of two. Originally from the West Coast of Newfoundland, she now considers Mount Pearl home. She developed this support group after she obtained certification as a Psychological First Aid Instructor with the Canadian Red Cross. Through this training of self care and care for others she decided to focus on Post Traumatic Growth to gather peers with similar experiences to find tools to thrive instead of surviving with traumas and PTSD. Music has always been a huge part along her healing journey and no surprise it plays a fundamental role with the community growth and support for Pathways. Her passion lies in helping her Veterans and First Responders build a safe and healing community where Music Heals the Soul.
Grace has nine original songs currently on Spotify and other streaming platforms. Carry On Soldier that she wrote about another veteran brother who also suffers from PTSD. She is currently working with a producer on development of her first album alongside a separate documentary where she shares her lived experiences as a Veteran and woman coping and living with PTSD. Her mission is to help other servicewomen find their voice and share their lived experiences through collaboration song writing.