|Louise Bradley, CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, is a
keynote speaker Thursday on the opening day of Strengthening Our
Collective Voice, a national conference in Calgary on mental health.
Photograph by: Crystal Schick, Calgary Herald
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Mental health leader to speak on importance of ending stigma
City hosts national conference this week
By Valerie Fortney, Calgary Herald October 22, 2014
When Louise Bradley settles into her seat on an airplane, the chit chat with her seatmate invariably turns into something much more meaningful.
“When I tell them what I do, every single time they start to tell me about themselves, a family member or someone else close to them,” she says. “Every person has a story to tell — yet it’s the thing we still shroud in secrecy.”
The “thing” Bradley refers to is mental illness, which an estimated 6.7 million Canadians suffer from.
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