After a bipolar diagnosis derailed her life, journalist Joëlle Pouliot decided her only path towards recovery is to approach her illness as a reporter on a beat. Over the next half-decade, Joëlle documented the stories of a diverse group of Canadians suffering from mental illness and their caregivers — the friends, family, and community members who put their own lives on hold to look after loved ones. Using Joëlle’s experience and journals as a central story arc, Better paints a candid picture of the reality of millions of Canadians who suffer from and care for people with mental illness.