This upcoming Wednesday is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Let’s Talk is an initiative started in 2010, aimed to get people openly conversing about the issue of mental health. With the help of some of Canada’s most popular personalities, this program tries to decrease the stigma attached to mental illness and promote awareness. Furthermore, they wish to improve access to care, making support services available to those who need the help. They also aim to help aid research, looking for new pathways that will help people who suffer from a range of illnesses.
In honor of keeping the conversation going, why not check out the following books about people with mental health related issues:
This memoir is a honest and moving look at the author’s marriage that becomes redefined by his wife’s struggle with mental illness.
In this hilarious memoir about dealing with depression, Lawson advocates for embracing life, rather than merely surviving it.
Clara Hughes, the popular speed skater was one of the first celebrities to get involved in Bell Let’s Talk initiative. In this engaging autobiography, Clara opens up about her own personal struggle with depression.