“Any time is a good time to talk about mental health.” – Sarah Hamid-Balma, Mental Health Promotion Director for the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division
The sad truth is, when you’re contemplating suicide, you’re generally not thinking about how sad your loved ones will be if you left them.
The Canadian government does not pay nearly as much for counselors, psychologists, or other mental health professionals.
Often, there is no “reason,” or at least, not one that is universally understandable.
If you haven’t spent two decades in a constant state of anxiety, you can’t understand the relief when it’s suddenly gone.
If we can even help one person feel that it’s okay to be dealing with mental illness, or to step forward about their mental health, all of it will be worth it.
Bell needs more diversity in their ads, though I can understand why a homeless Indigenous woman with schizophrenia just doesn’t look as nice on a billboard.