Why did we decide to support mental health? Lots of reasons. But the big one is that it hits close to home: we have mental illness in our family. Our immediate family.
But it’s not something we’ve talked about publicly. It’s not a secret, but we’ve kept it quiet. Now we’re telling our story loud and clear to show others struggling with their mental health that we are not letting these challenges define us.
Gillian Stein, CEO Henry’s and Henry’s Foundation Board Member shares her story with the Financial Post Magazine about her journey living with BiPolar Disorder in what we believe is a first for a CEO in Canada. Thank you to Gillian for showing others that by sharing her story they can lead fulfilling lives by knowing that they are not alone and continuing to remove the stigma of talking about mental illness openly. We’re so proud of her bravery in sharing one of her #Uncapturedmoments in hopes that others will do the same
Since the start of the pandemic, having a routine and feeling connected to others has been more difficult than ever, especially for young people. From adapting to changing health guidelines to adjusting to different ways of learning, it’s OK if your mental health is feeling challenged in new and different ways.
CAMH study the first to objectively measure sleep patterns on a large scale in people with mental illness compared to the general population.
Tomorrow is Pink Shirt Day – a day dedicated to treating everyone with respect and dignity. With 1 in 3 youths in Canada bullied, we asked Maxine, a member of the National Youth Council at Kids Help Phone – What is the one piece of advice you would give to someone who is experiencing bullying?
If there’s ever been a time when it’s ok to not be ok, the time is now. We’re all dealing with various levels of stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. It’s time to shine a spotlight on mental health and to actively get involved in ways to support mental wellness. Check out our full feature article on pages 74-75 in the Global Heroes Magazine.
En moyenne, plus de 10 Canadiens meurent du suicide chaque jour.
- Santé publique Canada
Si vous ou quelqu’un que vous connaissez a besoin d’aide, veuillez appeler la ligne de Crise de la Santé Mentale au 1-888-893-8333
On average, more than 10 Canadians die by suicide every day.
- Public Health Canada
If you or someone you know needs help, please call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-833-456-4566