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Let's Talk

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day: the telecom company’s sponsored event geared towards mental health. The topic today is normalizing mental health by talking about it. To me this day is not just for those experiencing mental health issues, but also for those who aren’t experiencing them…right now. You see, every country and culture in the world has some extent of stigma around the topic of mental health. And, on top of that, there are ethno-cultural norms that are in play; these norms dictate that it is not okay to vocalize or expose internal, personal or familial flaws---to anyone. Not even a diary or a journal. I mean, it’s very okay to vocalize flaws perceived about others, but it’s not okay

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