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  1. Ashley

    Bell Let’s Talk

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      I was inspired by the #BellLetsTalk project to write this message. Thanks to initiatives like them, we are becoming aware of the importance  of being open about mental illnesses. It is something that is so common and I believe everyone has some sort of mental health issue, which is...
  2. Nadine Wong

    Hold Head High’s First Year!

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    Today HHH is one year old! It’s amazing how many things have happened in the last year – the good along with the bad.  When I first started this project, I thought I had a pretty good idea of what this project would entail. I quickly realized how wrong I...
  3. Sara

    My Experience with Mental Health

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    I would like to start off by saying I have never been diagnosed with a mental illness because I have never gone to seek treatment. With that being said, I strongly urge those who are in dark times to learn from my mistakes and go seek help. Background info: My story...
  4. Sara

    My Experience with Psychosis

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    Just before one of my first year university classes was to begin, one of my peers walked into the room and experienced a psychotic episode. Our professor walked into the room as it was happening and knew how to handle it (he has worked in the mental health industry and has...
  5. Nadine Wong

    My Battle with Depression

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    I posted my story on our YouTube channel. I struggled a lot more than I expected to vocalize my feelings about those bad years in my life.  It’s never easy talking about such a vulnerable part of your life… But I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far and...
  6. Mary-Joan

    Be the support that is needed

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    I’ve never personally been through anything too serious before, so while I can’t even imagine what it’s like to feel that type of emotional pain, I know all too well what it feels like to watch people I care about go through it – and let me tell you, it’s...

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