Some of the most passionate mental health advocates work in women's shelters. Women on the front-lines for addressing mental health needs. Women supporting other women to find safety, stability, and empowerment in their lives -- in a way, sisterhood embodied.
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"I do know that I didn't cheat. I can look myself in the eye and know ... that is my truth."
"To this day, I don't know how that happened. I have never talked about it."
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Sadly, those who are closed-minded to the reality of depression as an actual illness will be the ones who will find information about mental illness unwelcome, unnecessary and imaginary.
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Bell Let's Talk day is about hope. It gives you a chance to take off your mask and talk about your pain. It allows you to mourn the loss of who you were and to say, "It's okay I'm like this now." It cracks open the darkness for a minute and gives you hope by letting you realize there are people who've made it out to the other side.
We need progressive organizations to build off the publicity of Let's Talk and call for a new day: Let's Act. When it feels like the snow will never melt and spring will never come, let's commit ourselves to act. Let's Act and demand more funding to mental health supports, including the improved public funding of mental health doctors, treatments and facilities. Let's Act and reject Stephen Harper's attempt to criminalize people with mental health struggles: help and rehabilitation rather than solitary confinement and life-long prison sentences.
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With an array of sports performance products on the market designed to help you refuel, recharge and recover, it can be hard to know what advice to swallow. As Canada’s top athletes head to Sochi, we...
I was more than a little disappointed when I saw so many members of the mainstream media writing flippant and dismissive tweets using the #BellLetsTalk hashtag on Tuesday. Couching this smug dismissal around perceived corporate hypocrisy completely misses the point.
Six in 10 girls quit activities they love because of how they feel about their looks. Last month, Dove launched its Girls Unstoppable campaign with the goal of preventing girls from giving up on the sports and activities that can help them build their confidence and self-esteem.
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GATINEAU, Que. - Clara Hughes is taking her Bell Let's Talk campaign on the road.The six-time Olympian plans to ride her bike coast to coast to talk about mental health with schools and community orga...
Generally speaking, women enjoy a relative amount of safety in Canada. But safety is not equality. International Women's Day was born out of a long-standing movement to enable women to participate equ...
When I use the word "merit", I think of excellence, laudability, high achievement, well-deserved, praiseworthy and well-earned, sometimes in the face of daunting circumstances. Let me apply it to people who have had a great impact on my life and whose achievements MERIT the use of the word!
There has been one more bombshell occurring in London -- though it hasn't quiet made the same kind of headlines as Ye Shiwen . In contrast to all the prognostication of infectious diseases outbreaks and epidemics that could potentially lead to a pandemic, including my own, the reality is that germs have played almost no role at the Games.