January 29, 2020 1 min read
End The Stigma
1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or illness this year. However, this number only includes those who have been formally diagnosed and doesn’t take into account those who suffer from mental illness but are falling through the cracks of a still-problematic system.
That could be a coworker, friend, or even a family member. And most of the time you may not even know, because speaking out about depression, anxiety or any other kind of mental illness is still highly stigmatized and misunderstood.
It’s time to end this, now.
Don’t be afraid to speak out and don’t be afraid to ask if you think someone needs your help, because ILLNESS only becomes WELLNESS when I changes to We.
You are stronger than you think, and whatever you are going through all of us at Signa are here to help no matter what.
If you don’t know where to turn, listed below are some hotlines that may help.
Gerstein Centre: 416-929-5200
LGBT Youthline: 1-800-268-9688
Distress Centre of Toronto: 416-408-HELP