By Eric Fischer
Starting a conversation about mental health can be a helpful tool for reducing the negative stigmas surrounding mental illnesses, according to a local nurse. May is Mental Health Month and Jody Anderson is leading Live Algoma Well-being Workgroup to raise awareness on an issue that is widespread in the area. Anderson says that active listening and having knowledge of available community resources are helpful when discussing mental health.
The group is also encouraging people to be proactive in their mental health care by doing something to improve mental health every day. For ideas on improving mental health, you can visit Live Algoma’s Facebook page for daily events and tips.