It has been a really important journey for me to explore my mental health this year. I’ve always struggled with accepting it, denying it, and feeling like I shouldn’t be able to talk about it because of the stigma around mental health.
That all changed when I found out about the mental health services offered by Algonquin College. Their knowledgeable professionals showed me how to address my needs head-on and lead a healthier lifestyle. It was an incredibly eye-opening experience, and one that gave me the confidence to be honest and open up about my struggles.
I learned so many tools to help me manage my emotions and cultivate stronger relationships with those around me. It helped remind me that there is no shame in reaching out for help – rather, it’s a show of strength. Algonquin College gave me the knowledge to navigate difficult conversations surrounding mental health, as well as everyday tips on how to unlock my inner potential while still being gentle with myself during hard times. Such invaluable lessons have been very empowering for me; they’ve allowed me to become more self-aware and ready tackle whatever life decides to throw at me!