February 12 was the 3rd annual Bell Let’s Talk Day, a day with sites set on creating a conversation about Mental health and fighting to break down the stigma of mental illness. As an athlete, I have learned the importance of health and that it extends beyond the physical, achieving health in all realms is what helps you get to the top but it does not come without effort, it does not come with out challenges, it does not come without support and it does not come without conversations.
Bell Let’s Talk Day is a great way to get the conversation started but let’s keep it going! I think that this conversation can start with kids so that as they grow, they are able to have the strength to have difficult conversations and they are not constrained by the same limitations that many adults face today. This is one of many goals of the organization Kids Now - a program that I have a great deal of heart for.