Is mental well-being something worth fighting for?

…or is it an act of compassion?

It is not always easy to stand up for the right or swim against the current. But a true warrior does that with élan and that is the reason we’ve all admired great warriors since time immemorial. Winston Churchill, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Martin Luther King, and the ancient King David were all warriors because they believed that there are certain things in life worth fighting for.

Warriors need not be extraordinary or famous always. There are millions of lesser known, modern-day warriors. A single mother who works most of her waking hours just to provide the basics for her children, or a father who perseveres at his job to barely provide for his family are all warriors.  What we value, are the things we fight for.

Everyone person, every country is fighting their own battles, big or small. A more recent Canadian battle emerging is the battle against mental health struggles. Over 50% of Canadians experience stress and when left undealt with, stress turns into a mental health struggle that 1 in 5 Canadians now experience. Covid 19 has grown these numbers further.

We have started the fight. Will you join the battle?

The Resilient Mind project, a group of thought leading academics, clinical professionals and former ministers of health is one such group that is taking on this battle for the mental well-being of Canadians.  With a vision to spark a resilience revolution across Canada since 2015, this group has been crafting a resilience training program that occurs over 10 weeks. It is conducted in small groups of 10 people either online or in person at local health clinics. In order to take resilience to as many people as possible, its co-founder Vic LeBouthillier states “The Resilient Mind project is calling on all health clinics to join this battle to build resilience through a train the trainer model that can reach people in high schools, colleges, businesses, community centers and families in the surrounding areas of their communities.”

Most people have not had the opportunity to gain awareness of their psychological functions and optimize them.  Our brain is neuroplastic, which means it is like a muscle that can become strong with the right kind of resilience training. So, come and join the cause of making Canada a more resilient society. If you are a healthcare provider, you can become a certified trainer and begin resilience training in your clinics. Get in touch with us or pass this information to your health care provider and join this battle that Canada will win.

To find out how you can be a part of this great cause and help your clinic and clients thrive, book a live 15-minute online presentation here.

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