How Can You Make A Positive Change?

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day in Canada. Yes I know lots of people criticize Bell’s efforts which can be anywhere from “we need more than one day to talk about mental health” (agreed) to “Bell treats their employees like crap” (I’ve never worked there so I cannot comment) but no matter what you may think or say about Bell Media, just remember one thing, they are one of very few, if not the only company I know of that are actually trying to make a difference with their actions to create positive change!

Did you know that one in four people suffer from a mental illness?

Next time you are out and going about your day, wherever it may be you’re at, look around at every 4 people you see; one of them is likely struggling with a mental illness. 

And what’s worse than that, more than 1 in 2 of them aren’t getting the help they need due to long wait times for treatments, fear of judgment and the lack of funding and resources. It’s shameful. 

These stats, along with the most recent and shocking stats which shows that children and youth seeking mental health services in Canada have increased over 100 percent in 2022; adults almost 50 percent which are both scary and heartbreaking. But there’s just not enough help to go around.

How can we as a society finally start to find more meaningful action to create positive changes? 

Well, we can start by choosing kindness; be the reason someone smiles today. Help a friend struggling with a mental illness by learning ways in which you can better support them. Get involved or help organize a mental health initiative in your local community, school or workplace. Make self-care a priority. Start a conversation with someone about mental health and help fight the stigma. Share this post and encourage others to do the same!

You never know what another person is truly going through or the impact you may have on someone else’s life.

Let’s all start talking today.

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Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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