Today is a day when we in Canada when we are supposed to have a national discussion about mental health – sponsored by our biggest telecom, Bell Canada. I am no expert on mental health generally or living with anxiety specifically. I can say supportive things like I understand and listen, but I have never experienced any significant mental health challenges myself and do not truly understand what it is like to have a mental health issue.
My wife Laura on the other hand lives with and within anxiety. It comes and goes in terms of intensity, but it is always there. So I asked her if she would like to take this space today to write and share her reality. I am grateful that she accepted and has shared below. [Read more…]