Depression: Let’s Talk

The World Health Organization celebrates April 7 as World Health day. The focus for 2017 is depression with a concentration for people all over the world at any age or social status. 20% of Canadians will experience mental illness at some point in their lives. As such a high percentage of people will be affected by mental illness it is very important that we continue to raise awareness of various illnesses and break the stigma attached to them.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH) offers many different programs to be able to help those in need. The status of everyone’s mental health is very important and everyone should know they are never alone.

The 408 Help Line (416-408-4357) is also an excellent resource for those looking for help. They offer 24/7 support to help reduce isolation/loneliness, reducing emotional distress, and to decrease suicide intent. Please know that there is always someone ready to listen.



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