I am a statistic.
No. I'm not a Nobel Peace winner, I haven't won a Women of Distinction award, and my TikTok video hasn't gone viral. In my wildest thoughts I didn't imagine being a statistic and I definitely didn't think I'd be a part of the one I am. Sometimes in life (it's rare that you'll hear me say this), you don't have a choice.
I am one of the one in five Canadians who experienced a mental health problem or illness in any given year.
I've started to share my story for many reasons with three reasons being that:
Let's live in our authenticity together and create a climate that welcomes others to live authentically, too. Start today.
If you feel the urge right now to reach out to me to chat, do it. I'm not a counsellor, but I've got a great ear, I've learned a few things in life I'd happily share with you, and I want you to live the fierce life you deserve.
(By the way, stop looking. I never made a TikTok video;))