Mental health needs more than just a day. It's not something that we should think about for a day January and forget for the rest of the year. Bell Let's Talk does an unprecedented job of getting the conversation started, but it's up to all of us to keep it going.
Eric Windeler is the Founder & Executive Director of Jack.org, a registered charity made up of thousands of student leaders committed to transforming how Canadians think about mental health. Eric also sits on the board of Partners for Mental Health, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Mental Health & Addictions Leadership Advisory Council. In 2013, Eric was the recipient of the Champion of Mental Health award from the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and a recipient of the QE Diamond Jubilee Medal. In 2015, Eric was honoured by Queen’s University, receiving an honorary degree for his work in the field of mental health.
Like many people, I'm all too familiar with the human cost of untreated mental illness. My son, Jack, died by suicide in 2010. Investing in promotion, prevention and early intervention is the key to improving mental health in this province. And that starts with reaching out to young people.
12/18/2015 12:02 EST
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