Even with all that’s been accomplished by campaigns like Bell Let’s Talk, many people don’t understand that addiction is also a mental illness.
Take some time today, World Suicide Prevention Day, to learn more about suicide and to honour those who have been affected.
Nursing students tell their stories of addictions and develop the art of caring in the process.
“It isn’t enough that she sweat, labored, bore her daughters howling or under total anesthesia or both. No. She must be responsible for our psychic weaknesses the rest of her life. It is alright to feel kinship with your father, to forgive. We all know that. But your mother is held to a standard so exacting that it has no principles.” – Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum.
“You thought you’d be watching a sunset and all of a sudden you’re dropped in the middle of the ocean and you’re swimming for your life.” – Suicide survivor
We all have stories to share about mental health and well-being. Let’s start the conversation. #BellLetsTalk
A few lessons learned about building civil and respectful teams and work environments.