Talking about mental illness isn’t enough

I’m all for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness — I’ve been diagnosed with clinical depression twice in my life. I applaud Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk Day” on Jan. 28, aimed at removing that stigma. I wrote about my experiences with depression last year and the response from readers, colleagues, family and friends was overwhelming and positive. Many confided to me their struggles with depression, including some top Canadian journalists. I was able to assist several colleagues with advice, and they are now receiving the help they need. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed about.

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