Hope amidst Trauma & Tragedy
Suicide deaths have generally held steady in Canada, averaging around 4,000 a year. Of those, 90 per cent were people already suffering from a mental health illness. In further tragic statistics, for every suicide death, there are 25 to 30 attempts.
In this episode my guest is Mark Henick, Mental Health Advocate and Strategist joins me in advance of his keynote remarks at Wake Up Speak Up on May 4.
Mark has lead an unbelievalbe life faced with divorce, financial strain, trauma, mental illness and abuse. Yes, his story is one of resiliency and hope.
In this interview, Mark shares the journey of writing his book, "So-Called Normal", thoughts on the mental healthcare system, what he would say to someone thinking about suicide and why it's important to not take things too seriously.
The Man in the Light Brown Jacket