Let’s talk and keep the conversation going

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Mental Health care in Canada has come a long way, but it still has a long way to go. One in five Canadians will experience some kind of battle with mental health in their lifetime. That’s a minimum of 25%. While Bell Let’s Talk day is certainly far from perfect, it can be used as a tool to help by driving conversation in the right direction. Although I know people, like myself, who have been helped by the system, I[Read more]

Women I’d love the chance to interview

As both a writer and a journalist, I’ve always thought about the people outside of my ability to reach out to that I would LOVE the chance to have an interview with. These are people that I either admire, think are totally awesome, or am just absolutely and incredibly intrigued by. Even if it wasn’t an actual interview for an article, or a blog post, but just the chance to sit down with these ladies; that would be an incredible[Read more]

Today we talk, no matter how hard it is to tell our stories…

I spoke on the need to break the stigma. Last year, my message was positive and driven. This year, this is the year it’s tough for me. Because I feel like I’ve been beaten. I’m worn out, I’m struggling, and I feel like every day is a fight. I don’t talk about it because I still feel like I don’t have the right to. Even in knowing that this stigma needs to be broken, I get caught up in it[Read more]

The People Who Inspire Us

There are people throughout our lives that inspire us to be better, inspire us to make a stand and inspire us to follow our hearts and dreams. These people can be anyone: a random person on the street or a friend/mentor. Sometimes they are famous people who are fighting to make a difference, and sometimes they are average people who just happened to make a statement so powerful that it captivated the world.   Last week, I had the opportunity[Read more]

Today, Let’s Talk

If you live in Canada, and your cell phone provider is Bell, then today, you have a chance to make a difference. If you know someone in your contact list who is a Bell user, you too have the chance to make a difference. Today is Bell’s Let’s Talk day, in support of Mental Health awareness. For every text sent and every long distance call made by Bell customers, they will donate 5 cents to Mental Health research. Today, we[Read more]