People Need To Learn from The Drouin Situation

Ah social media. What a powerful tool it is. A great way to keep in touch with friends and family who are not within regular visiting distances. A way to share key moments in our lives, pictures, videos of milestones in ours and our kids’ lives. A way to communicate with several friends at onces. In sports and entertainment, it’s also a way for fans to share their passion for their team or favourite artists with other fans. That’s what it’s intended for. Unfortunately, it has also become a very powerful weapon for cyber bullying and a heaven for keyboard warriors to spew their hater towards others in a very mean and cowardly way. A weapon that has caused mental health issues and contributed to suicides. Many users, not using their real name and identification, are feeling invincible and conduct themselves in a way that they would never dare doing in person at the risk of getting the crap kicked out of them. But hey, that’s politically incorrect, right?

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If Someone Opens Up To You, Listening Is Key

There’s no denying that Bell started a well worthy initiative with the “Bell Let’s Talk” day. Every year, Bell encourages the general population, whether it’s their current clients or not, to promote the importance of mental health. And when we do so, they donate money towards mental health initiatives. Too many suffer in silence, in a very dark place, and put up a front to make you think that everything is okay. Well it’s NOT okay. They’re not okay. They must open up and talk to someone, anyone they choose, and let their dark thoughts out. Doing so is not weakness folks. It’s one of the hardest things to do. So when they finally gather the courage to talk, do we know how to listen?

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