Today is the last day of January, so it’s not too late to wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year for 2019 and to be grateful for new beginnings.
2018 was a difficult year for my family and I, but the dark clouds are slowly dissipating. Unfortunately, such is not the case for everyone in our society. For many members, every day is a day filled with grey and black clouds.
January 30 was a day that Canadians dedicated to the honourable ‘Let’s Talk’ initiative that has slightly increased the awareness, but not yet the acceptance, of mental illness (at least for a day). From a financial perspective it’s a success, having raised over $50 million in roughly six years since its inauguration and striving to achieve an overall goal of $100 million before the end of 2020. But it cannot and must not be the end.
It used to be when we saw someone talking to themselves, we crossed the street because we believed that person to be ‘abnormal.’ Nowadays this sight is a common experience because of the el...