Mary Soliman, MA, RP
Mental Health – Let’s Talk About It
Welcome back to the blog! Given that our blog day coincides with Bell Canada’s national Let’s Talk day, this is a great opportunity to shed a light on the importance of mental health. While we do not need a major telecommunications provider to tell us that mental health is a significant aspect of our well-being and that we should be kind to ourselves and others, the extensive coverage this campaign receives will hopefully normalize bringing up mental health concerns.
With all the technological advancements and the trending “woke” mindset, it is unfortunate that the stigma against receiving mental health services is still widespread. Cultural and gender norms aside, robust mental health is necessary for both individual overall health as well as being functional members of the community. The nature of the most common mental health concerns, namely anxiety and depression, cause us to succumb to the untrue negative belief that we are alone. These isolating negative thoughts often leave us feeling helpless, stuck, and unable to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is essential to understand that you have the ability to take control of your life, and this only happens when we allow ourselves to heal. Healing takes place when we are able to sit with the discomfort of vulnerability and be kind to ourselves in the process. Qualified mental health professionals help guide and support you through this process in a safe manner. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to go through it alone. Life gets uncomfortable and messy, and that is okay. This is temporary and there is a way out. Let’s talk about it.
If you or anyone you know are going through any of the above-mentioned experiences, or are having difficulty functioning in a manner you deem appropriate, you may want to consider seeking talk-therapy to help provide clarity and assist in alleviating this concern. To continue this conversation, feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, elaboration requests, or private consultations. Additionally, if there are other topics you would like me to post about in the blog, send me your recommendations. I can be confidentially reached at email@example.com or at (647) 493-2991. Until then, remember: You are not alone. There is a way out. Seek help. See you next Wednesday!
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