May 1st-7th is Mental Health Week in Canada a chance to bring awareness to something that effects a growing number of Canadians each year.
I have been battling depression for many years and some days are much better than others. In fact the last two days have been pretty rough. Thankfully I have reached a point when I can recognize when it is a bad day, and therapy has given me some tools to handle those days better.
It took me a long time to get to that point. It is not an easy journey, but it is worth embarking on. It starts with something that sounds so simple, talking. That really is the first step, and I know it can be very scary to open up and try to discuss what is going on in your mind. However it is the only way to get the ball rolling on dealing with the issue.
Check out http://getloud.mentalhealthweek.ca/ for info about events happening during the week. The website can also point you in the right direction if you are not sure who to talk to.
While it is great to talk to a professional, sometimes it is easier to start talking to a friend of family member. It really doesn’t matter who you talk to, just talk and #GetLoud