July 8, 2014
-- Have you ever heard someone say “I’m fine,”
but deep down you know they are not. It can be a loved one, friend or even a colleague. What they really meant was “phine”
… which means not fine at all. The reality is that 20% of our population lives with stress, depression and other forms of mental illness. Sadly many don’t seek treatment because of the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
This week is the Canadian Mental Health Association’
s (CMHA) 63rd
Annual Mental Health Week May 5th
. This year’s theme is Be Mind Full
and the goal is to start a conversation with Canadians by asking them how they really feel? By talking about mental health, we can create a safe, compassionate and supportive environment, so people don’t have to hide their mental illness at home or in the workplace.
As a proud 2013 Hero of Mental Health in the Business Category, Telpay is embracing Mental Health Week. Activities include yoga, a walking challenge and daily mental health tips. Lisa Shaw who is the Communications and Public Relations Officer and Mental Health Advocate stated, “Our goal is to ensure that nobody in our Telpay Family ever has to fake another I’m fine and gets the help they need.”