•October 10, 2016 •
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 Canadians are directly affected by mental illness. These illnesses can take many forms but are often misunderstood and not seen in the same light as physical illnesses. Something we all need to understand is that we all have mental health - our brain is no different than our heart, lungs or kidneys. Just like physical conditions, mental illnesses happen for many different reasons. Not all mental health issues stem from situational factors - some are environmental, chemical and even genetic. At the end of the day, if someone is suffering, shouldn't they get the help they need?