Mental illness still viewed as a sign of weakness

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New data shows 40 per cent of Canadians say they’ve experienced feelings of anxiety or depression — but haven’t sought medical help.


Actress Kristen Bell opened up about her struggle with depression in a TIME magazine essay in May.kristen-bell.jpg.size.custom.crop.1086x722

“People, despite everything, see it as a sign of weakness,” said Dr. Valerie Taylor, psychiatrist-in-chief, department of medicine at Women’s College Hospital and a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute.

Read about Ulla Jensen, a retired nurse in Port Hope, Ont., whose daughter Jeanine D’Antonio took her own life in April 2014 at the age of 44 after struggling with depression and anxiety, and the rest of the article by clicking HERE.