The link you’ve been waiting for…

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Illustration: Moonassi

Yesterday was a pretty big one in Canadian social media, in terms of mental heath issues, because it was Bell Let’s Talk day. This is the day that Bell Media gives 5 cents to various mental health organizations for every tweet, text or post that tags#BellLetsTalk.

I’m a bit two-faced when it comes to this promotion because, although it is fantastic that these millions of dollars are being raised to support mental health initiatives and I tweeted like a maniac, it burns me that good mental health support is so grievously underfunded that it requires the charity of private funders.

But I digress, the purpose of this post is to tell you what I was tweeting about. My Chatelaine magazine article went online yesterday and now all of my international readers can have a gander. Yay!

Here it is… please take a moment to click the link and have a read. It’s the full story of my struggle with depression and my current fight against stigma.

Thanks to all of you for your constant support!

Please let me know what you think. 🙂

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7 responses to “The link you’ve been waiting for…

  1. Thank you for all your amazing articles on depression. I have suffered from anxiety and depression my whole life as well and many times I feel like I am living in an alternate universe far away from anyone I know and love. Your willingness to share your story is courageous and wonderful, it reminds me that I am not alone. Thank you

    • Thank you for such a wonderful comment, Jennifer. I’m sorry to hear that you also suffer from anxiety and depression but I’m glad that you now know that you aren’t alone! Hugs.

  2. I just read this article in a chatelaine magazine (paper copy!) be had to search you out. Thank you 🙂

  3. So proud of you!! What a fantastic article. You write so clearly and honestly and effectively. It IS okay to need help. I only recently realized this when my close friend died, and I was so sad that I finally cried in front of another friend and took her offer of hugs and help, for the first time ever in my whole life. I’m 41. It felt amazing. I thought I would be judged as a loser for not being able to control myself and think positively. I was not judged, but loved. ❤

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