Today is World Mental Health Day.
A day where we all take a second to think about what mental health means to us.
Maybe you've been affected by someone who has committed suicide.
Perhaps you know someone who is dealing with depression.
Is there a soldier in your life who has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?
Quite possibly, you know someone who is in an abusive relationship.
You witness office bullying on a daily basis, and see how it affects the person on the receiving end.
You yourself, are depressed, dealing with anxiety, are bi-polar, or simply, you need someone to talk to.
The Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region is proud to be a part of various communities, and with over 200 volunteers answering our phones, we are so very fortunate.
We participate in charity fairs, community presenations, we educated workplaces, we provide free training to our volunteers. We're also a not-for-profit organization, funded in part by the United Way of Ottawa - which we are so thankful for.
We answered over 39,000 confidential calls last year, of people experiencing distress in their lives.
If you need someone to talk to, and you're in the City of Ottawa, counties of Prescott-Russell, SD&G, Renfrew, Grey-Bruce, Outouais, please call us.
We're here to help. Take time to better your mental health today.