Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illnesses can take many forms, just as physical illnesses do. Mental illnesses are still feared and misunderstood by many people, but the fear will disappear as people learn more about them. If you, or someone you know, has a mental illness, there is good news: all mental illnesses can be treated.

Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships.

Most of us go through life solving our day-to-day problems without needing help to cope with our feelings. But a severe illness, an accident or an emotional crisis can overwhelm us, at least temporarily, and suddenly we need help.

In September 2010, Bell Let’s Talk began a new conversation about Canada’s mental health. At that time, most people were not talking about mental illness. But the numbers spoke volumes about the urgent need for action. Millions of Canadians, including leading personalities, engaged in an open discussion about mental illness, offering new ideas and hope for those who struggle, with numbers growing every year.

As a result, institutions and organizations large and small in every region received new funding for access, care and research from Bell Let’s Talk and from governments and corporations that have joined the cause. Bell’s total donation to mental health programs now stands at $93,423,628.80, and we are well on our way to donating at least $100 million.

LCP Health has a counselor: Brad Steyn who can help with your mental health needs. To know more about Brad follow the link below.

https://lcphealth.ca/biographies/counselling/

For more information about mental health or Bell Let’s Talk follow the links below:

https://cmha.ca/document-category/mental-health

https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/our-initiatives/

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.