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Every time someone speaks out about mental illness, we all feel a little less alone

According to the, 49%—yes, almost half—of people who have felt symptoms of depression and anxiety never seek medical help. In any given year, one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health problem and by age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness.

So why aren’t we talking about this more? The taboo around speaking openly about mental illness still exists, although campaigns like and  (established by the Mental Heath Commissions of Canada) are working to eradicate it.

Celebs who get candid about their own mental health struggles also help chip away at the stigma. From Selena Gomez talking about the importance of therapy in her life to Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harington being open about his stay in rehab, here are the 20+ figures who have shared their own deeply personal experiences in the name of raising awareness, eliminating stigma and helping us all feel a little less alone.

If you or someone you know is struggling, at 1-833-456-4566, find a 24/7 Crisis Centre via or reach out to a resource in your province:

British Columbia: (24/7 hotline: 310-6789) | Alberta: (24/7 hotline: 403-266-4357) | Saskatchewan: (24/7 hotline: 306-764-1011) | Manitoba: (24/7 hotline: 1-877-435-7170) | Ontario: (24/7 hotline: 1-866-531-2600) | Quebec: (24/7 hotline: 866-277-3553) | New Brunswick: (24/7 hotline: 450-4357) | Nova Scotia: (24/7 hotline: 1-888-429-8167) | Prince Edward Island (24/7 hotline: 1-800-218-2885) | Newfoundland: (24/7 hotline: 1-888-737-4668) | Northwest Territories: (24/7 hotline: 1-800-661-0844)


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