World Mental Health Day

BY THEA RICHINSON

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Tuesday, October 10th, was World Mental Health Day. The objective of this day is to bring awareness to mental health issues and to support people who suffer from them. Louise Bradley, President and CEO of Mental Health Commission of Canada gave a statement about mental health:

“Every week in Canada, 500,000 people miss work due to a mental health problem or illness.Canada is quickly gaining a reputation as a global leader when it comes to addressing workplace mental health. The fact is, addressing mental health at work should be as commonplace as prioritizing physical health and safety on the job. That’s why employers around the globe are turning to the National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.”

You can check out the website for more information. Here at Milton District, we have guidance counsellors to help students with mental health issues in the Guidance Office. Please don’t be afraid to talk to someone if you struggle with your mental wellness. You are important, loved, and have the right to good mental health, which is just as important as physical health!

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