Shame and stigma are the number one reason why people with a mental illness don’t seek help, support or treatment. Dealing with stigma can be challenging. But you can make a difference! Here are some ways how.
Despite all the positive advancements in the field of mental health, it pains me to say that the stigma that surrounds mental health still has a tendency to rear its ugly head in the places where it is the least wanted.
“Today we shall strive to create a safe and respectful space, free of stigma, where you are free to simply B U… We will then agree to take this invaluable understanding away with us in efforts to create an
Every year in early May, in Canada, two important mental health weeks are observed:
"Are you stressed? Do you find yourself worrying for exams? Do you find you can't cope? Would you benefit from a space that you could use to relax or hangout? Even do homework? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Come and check out the LDSS De-stress room Wednesday at lunch."
I was on a Dundas bus last year that was rather crowded and I was flapping my free hand that was not holding on to one of the bus poles when something rather cruel took place.
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Something that we felt was lacking from the Austen Berlet Campout for Mental Health event was genuine Western student involvement. Our efforts included raising money and awareness, and for the most part, we did each fairly successfully, but emotionally affecting those that came in contact with the Campout was something we felt was lacking.