VICTORIA, B.C. – Sonia Furstenau, B.C. Green Spokesperson for Mental Health and Addictions, issued the following statement in recognition of World Mental Health Day:
“The purpose of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues so that we can reduce stigma and mobilize support efforts. It’s a day for dialogue and support, a day to come together and have brave conversations. Mental health impacts us all, our friends, families, and communities, yet it is so often associated with hurt and shame. By talking about it we can overcome the things that keep us isolated and forge a path forward through dialogue and care.