"Talk mental health
Why in 2013 is it still acceptable to openly discuss
The mental health crisis line is 613-722-6914. Yet one has to wonder what happens when that number is dialed. Will you immediately speak to a professional? Will you be put on hold or told someone will
We hear very little about mental health, no one
So we hear and say very little about mental health, leaving some, perhaps many, to struggle in silence, fearful of being judged."
We wanted to respond to the writer, as she asked many questions that needed an answer. While our response wasn't published, it's important for those who have similar questions to see the answers.
This is our response!
Why don’t we speak more openly about mental health? It affects each and every one of us in one way or another, sometimes without realizing it.
When someone makes the decision to
While the vast majority of
As much as the society is starting to open up and talk about mental health, there is still room for improvement, and we are working hard to get people talking - talking to us, talking to family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers. In fact, the Distress Centre of Ottawa & Region is participating in the
We invite everyone to learn more about the Mental Health Crisis Line at www.crisisline.ca and the Distress Centre at www.dcottawa.on.ca. If you need someone to talk to, you