Today, in Canada, is Bell’s Lets Talk campaign. The day is dedicated to anyone who suffers from any form of mental health illness. If you are on Twitter, or are a Bell customer, here are the ways that you can help further mental health initiatives.
I am a firm supporter of this movement and do my best to utilize the above methods to donate. Mental Health Illness is still such an anomaly to the medical field because there is no uniform method of treatment. Right now, the treatments include being put on a variety of medications until you find a good fit, talking with a range of doctors, and suffering in silence.
For a good part of my life, depression was something I never understood. I would hear people say they were depressed, but wasn’t everyone? Didn’t everyone have bad days? I had plenty of days that I just felt completely drained and disgusting, but I got over it. Why can’t everyone do that?
Because having a bad day and depression (or any Mental Health Illness) are not the same.
These issues can be triggered by anything. They could be triggered by nothing at all.
No matter what, never be afraid to tell someone when you’re not feeling like yourself. Do not be afraid to reach out and help someone who is suffering. Break the silence. Do not judge. Be supportive.
End the Stigma.