We have spoken many times on our blog about the importance of mental health and how those living with chronic illness often experience mental health concerns at a higher rate. We know throughout the pandemic, these challenges have been amplified as so many immunocompromised people have had to take additional precautions to keep safe over the past two years. The toll that this has taken has been evident to our team in the many conversations we have with patients.
Today is a day that we work to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues, through Bell’s Let’s Talk initiative. We encourage you to continue this dialogue beyond this annual day and to speak to your healthcare professionals to get the support you need. Always remember that everyone experiences changes in their mental health and there is no shame in asking for help.
If you would like further reading, here are some blog posts we’ve written that may be of assistance: