We know that better mental health is not an individual’s responsibility – it’s a collective one. To improve everyone’s mental health, we need to work on decreasing risk factors and increasing protective factors, which include social connections and supportive relationships. So, let’s nix the niceties. This Mental Health Week, let’s do better than saying “I’m fine” and have real conversations with our friends, neighbours and coworkers about how they’re really doing. Let’s share the ups and downs of our messy, frantic blueberry-stained lives and be real. And if the answer is not fine, let’s get ready to listen, with care. We’re all human and we need each other.
This Mental Health Week, let’s have real conversations with our friends, neighbours and coworkers about how we’re all really doing. We’re in this together!.