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The CatalystConversations on Mental Health
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Movember is upon us, the campaign that urges men to beat back stigma and conquer shame by opening up about their lived experience of mental illness. There are several platforms that encourage men to be raw and honest, like Michael Landsberg’s Sick Not Weak website, where would-be contributors can share their vulnerability in the name of collective strength.
But before putting pen to paper or speaking out in front of a group, these tips will help make sure you’re ready to take that step:
The most important part of sharing a life-changing story is its capacity to reinforce your feelings of strength, resilience, and perseverance.
When you’re ready, there is nothing more powerful.
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Sharing your story — about achievements, traumas, truths, and wheel busters — can reinforce feelings of resilience or remorse. Finding the balance between advocating for change and protecting your mental wellness.
A long-time nurse reaches out to other health professionals to foster an open dialogue about stigma around mental health
Florence K – musician, mother, CBC host, and doctoral candidate – takes the theme of this year’s Mental Health Week and shares her personal story of mental health challenges, wellness, and discovery.