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All articles from this category are considered Opinion Editorials. These posts are written by guest bloggers or contributing writers that are not directly affiliated with CMHA Niagara.

13 September, 2017

7 Reasons Why a Loved One Could Be Avoiding Treatment

2017-08-30T19:36:12+00:00 Categories: Op-ed|

The following post is an opinion editorial from guest contributor, Lakeisha Angelika, Ryerson University Alumna. Today's Westernized cultures, societies and standards of living push a notion of perfection - especially through our intense interactions with the media. People are aiming to achieve a higher status to sustain influence and be thought of positively by other people; often delaying or rejecting particular actions that imply weakness or negative impressions of themselves. It is no surprise why there is such an intense stigma associated with mental illness, disorders and, ironically enough, seeking treatment for them. You or a loved one could be facing stress [...]