Yesterday I overheard someone saying how they think Bell’s “Let’s Talk” initiative to spread mental heath awareness is stupid.
I was watching and listening and they didn’t see or hear me.
I really wanted to lash out at this person. How insensitive could they be?
But I didn’t. I held back. Why? I don’t know…
Perhaps I didn’t want to bring attention to myself. Or despite my own experiences, I didn’t feel I’d handle myself with composure when confronting this person. Perhaps I risked overreacting or mishearing something (although I was pretty sure I knew what I heard).
It shouldn’t have bothered me for such a long time now… But it has.
If only this person could know firsthand how debilitating mental health can be…
I take that back… It’s not right to wish pain upon another human.
Regardless of what you think about the initiative, it’s just not right degrading something that’s such a degrading thing. In this day of age where you don’t use the “f word” when referring or making fun of their sexual reference, you can’t establish a double standard like that.
I hope that if I ever have to again, I can confront them in person rather than write another post.