Mental health is a serious issue. It’s also a serious issue that most people, societies and governments don’t take seriously.
This is a problem.
According to the Canadian Institute of Health Research, 1 out of 5 people in Canada will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.
1 in 5.
That’s a lot of people. That’s a lot of people to not take seriously.
So if you are suffering, or have suffered or are afraid that you will suffer from mental illness please remember these few things:
- You are not, and will never be alone.
- You are awesome. Always.
- There is nothing wrong with needing help. Everyone needs help at some point.
- PLEASE get help, seek out help, shout for help if you need it.
- Help is always there for those who need it
Today is a day we talk about mental health. But it should be something that we talk about all of the time.
Let’s keep talking.