Mental health awareness

We can all be a little crazy sometimes. That was a little reminder from the keynote speaker at a Friday morning conference organized by Halton’s suicide prevention coalition. Toronto journalist Sandy Naiman spoke candidly about her 53-year history with mental illnesses. Everything from schizophrenia to a diagnosis 2-years ago of anorexia. She also shared a very personal perspective on the mental health system. Maria Hayes reports.

Sandy Naiman works as a freelance writer. She also writes about her mental health experiences in the online blog “Coming out Crazy.”   The link is: http://blogs.psychcentral.com/coming-out-crazy/




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Sandy Naiman says:

Hi CHCH and Maria Hayes,
Thank you for posting this excellent report. Maria, you are an amazing interviewer and by posting this, you are helping to fight prejudice and discrimination against people, like me, with mental illnesses and mental health issues.
Thanks for “Speaking Up” because when it comes to mental illnesses and mental health issues, “Silence Hurts.”
Congrats. Bravo. Kudos. Keep up the good work!
Best always,
Sandy Naiman

Paru says:

Props to her for standing up for those who are stigmatized and afraid! Speak out, you’re not alone.