MENTAL HEALTH–BELL TALKS IT UP!

Well it has been quite a day!

Mental health was in the forefront of social media, print sources and audio resources.

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BEYOND THE DARK ROOM

The efforts of celebrities from all fields, professionals and average citizens were focused and encouraging to all of us to talk and to listen. In the recent past, I have shared some of my poetry in an anthology of works that focused on a theme of trying to get Beyond the Dark Room.

This drive to discuss mental health has  been spearheaded by a corporation known to many as Bell at  http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ .

The mental health statistics were shared by networks throughout the day. Clearly mental health is an issue in frequency but it is also one that needs to be approached with a more positive attitude. Mental health challenges face so many; it is time to work together towards mental wellness.

In the last 24 hours, I viewed and was impacted by 3 productions:

Each story shares the reality of mental health challenges and the need to talk about them rather than hide them or silence them.These links are worth a look and may save a life!

WINTER IS ON ITS WAY!

Well, it doesn’t take much snow to change the look of things, as this beautiful maple will attest.

Still, a few more days until winter officially starts but it is beginning to look a lot like the season. Today, after a few milder days, there is a definite drop in the temperature, another clue to the oncoming Winter.

In keeping with the theme, I received some good news–two of my haiku poems about winter have been accepted for publication! Exciting!

Might I suggest that if you are looking for some winter reads, check out some poetry along the way!

It has been a busy week thus far; hope you enjoy the rest of this December!

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MARVELOUS MAPLE!