Episode 23 RTNT Live on CJRU: World Mental Health Day
27 min

Welcome to the October show of Radio Totally Normal Toronto on CJRU 1280 AM and cjru.ca. Camelia was the host for the show on October 9th, 2019. This will be Episode 23!

Radio Totally Normal Toronto, or RTNT for short, is a voice for community mental health; produced by the members and staff of Progress Place, a mental health recovery centre in downtown Toronto.

This year’s focus for World Mental Health Day is Mental Health ll parts of the world and, in the past few decades, has reached alarming statistical levels.

The prevention of suicide has not been adequately addressed due to a lack of awareness of suicide as a major public health problem and the taboo in many societies to openly discuss.

Our contribution to Suicide Prevention is a collection of voxpops from inside the clubhouse that is meant to offer insight to maintaining positive mental health. We will also be sharing the content that we created to send to the clubhouse in Calgary called Potential Place which features similar content.

It’s important to take care of yourself and get the most from life. We’ve looked up 10 practical ways to look after your mental health. Making simple changes to how you live doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. Anyone can follow this advice.

The following comes from

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health

If you or someone you know are in crisis contact 911 for immediate help. If you are thinking about suicide please call 416-408-HELP.

You may contact Crisis Services Canada toll free at 1-866-456-4566. You may also text them at 45645 from 4pm - 12am. Their website offers online chat support

For friends or family who suspect someone who is in need of suicide prevention please visit www.ontariosuicidepreventionnetwork.ca or call 211.


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