While Bell Let’s Talk Day serves as an excellent start, we could be doing so much more.
She thought it was something that only happened to white girls.
But after experiencing debilitating anxiety attacks and falling into a depression, Stacy-Ann Buchanan realized that no one is immune to mental illness — not even members of the black community.
It’s what an average day looks like when Laura Istanboulian goes to work.
“You could be assisting a patient who is suffering from delusions, and in the bed beside you another patient is dying,” she said. “You have phones ringing off the hook, and might not even have eaten lunch that day.”
Istanboulian works as a nurse practitioner in the Acute Respiratory Unit at Michael Garron (formerly Toronto East General) Hospital.
Bell Let’s Talk Day is an opportunity for Canadians to discuss mental health and the stigma associated with it.
Youth mental health advocate and Carleton University social work student Jayson Pham has spent years trying to bring awareness about the struggles many young people have with anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness. From speaking out on campuses across Ontario, to participating in the Bell Let’s Talk annual initiative, Pham, a PTSD survivor […]
Tuesday night, on the eve of Bell’s national #BellLetsTalk event to end the stigma surrounding mental health, the University of Toronto Scarborough had a launch party for a new online magazine: Minds Matter Magazine.
Early numbers show Bell’s mental health campaign had another record breaking year.
On Wednesday February 19, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held a Cafe Scientifique at the Gladstone Hotel called “Rewiring the Brain: New Possibilities for Mental Health?”