Bell Let’s Talk Day January 25, 2017: Let’s talk about PTSD

It seems hardly a year has already flown by since the 2016 Bell Let’s Talk Day and yet here we are again. Let’s hope this year’s campaign results in more people keeping the conversation going instead of shutting it down as so many are wont to do when it comes to mental health issues.

Instead of stuffing the big purple elephant under the carpet yet again, let’s talk about why people are suffering without help or experienced support. Some are too ashamed due to life conditioning around mental health matters. Some do not have the financial resources to obtain the expert help they need. Some areas are so lacking in funding for mental health services that programs are limited and wait lists can be up to two years long.

Two years is far too long. In two years a person can grow so desperate they may self harm, grow addicted to drugs or alcohol or suffer a complete psychotic “break” that costs them or those they love their very lives as was the recent situation in Nova Scotia where a man killed his family and himself. He was a soldier needing help for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and just did not get all the help he needed in time.

Let’s not make this another year full of needless tragedy.

Let’s make this the year we not only say “Let’s Talk” but let’s keep on talking and talking and talking. No matter who tries to “shush” us. Let’s keep talking for the sake of all those who are still with us and who still may have a chance to get the support and help they need to heal.

Below is a link where you can learn more about Bell’s Mental Health Day January 25, 2017 and all the wonderful work they do to keep people talking and healing. Following that is my latest PTSD poster and yes, you may share as much and as often as you please. I would be very grateful if you did.

See you next time.

#BellLetsTalk

http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/bell-lets-talk-day

Learn more about Bell Let’s Talk Day January 25th 2017

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4 thoughts on “Bell Let’s Talk Day January 25, 2017: Let’s talk about PTSD

  1. Wonderful post and great idea Janni xxxxxxx

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  2. My new mantra is ‘View the world kindly’ Janni, well its not so new, I always believed in it, despite fierce opposition. But.. its not until you’ve gone through something really traumatic, that you realise just how much those kind people meant, when you were really down. They feel like lifesavers. Enjoying your posts. ❤

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    • How I understand! Those kind hearted souls were truly our lifesavers. They know we would never wish PTSD on ourselves or anyone else. It is okay if people don’t understand PTSD. THEY DON’t need to understand it to simply be kind. Glad you are enjoying my posts and thanks kindly for reading and commenting, I appreciate you! ❤️❤️❤️

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