On Wednesday, January 24 we're honoured to welcome Mary Deacon, the Chair of the Bell Let's Talk campaign, to speak in Winnipeg - exactly one week before Bell Let's Talk Day once again brings mental health to the forefront of Canadians minds, social media and conversation.
Recognizing the importance the workplace plays in the lives of Winnipeggers and the effort to end stigma, we'll be sharing a number of resources from the Bell Let's Talk campaign throughout January (and beyond). The following language guide is taken from the excellentBell Let's Talk Toolkit: Starting the Conversation about Mental Health, which provides solid advice and resources for group and one-on-one discussions.
Terms to avoid
"normal" or "not normal"
"psycho" or "psychopath" or "demented"
Source: MediaSmarts. (n.d.) Teacher Training Guide.
Retrieved from http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/default/files/pdfs/Lets_Talk_Teacher_Training_Guide.pdf