Burnaby Counselling Group recognizes the significant challenges that many British Columbians are currently facing as a result of the BC wildfires that continue to wreak havoc on so many families and communities. This type of emergency situation can contribute to declining mental health and even to a mental health crisis, as sometimes feelings of hopelessness and helplessness become too big and overwhelming.
A few of you may be wondering why experts have raised concerns about the Netflix TV series “13 Reasons Why”. This show depicts an adolescent’s suicide, with the show centering around uncovering of clues about why she killed herself.
As a Christian Psychologist, I have witnessed a number of misconceptions about the nature and treatment of mental health issues among fellow Christians. I am aware that many of my clients, friends and acquaintances do not feel comfortable disclosing their mental health issues to other Christians, often due to a fear of being judged for their struggles.
As a local mental health organization providing clinical counselling, consultation, training and support in mental health initiatives, we are so appreciative of the BELL LET’S TALK DAY, which is today, January 25, 2017. In my role as Executive Director at the Burnaby Counselling Group, I am particularly passionate about this, as today also happens to be my son’s 12th birthday, and this son of mine lives with a serious mental illness.
The Burnaby Counselling Group acknowledges the incredible leadership of Bell in this initiative, aimed at ending stigma.