From serious discussions to laughs and smiles, the Breakfast club emphasizes empathy, balance, and self-care surrounding the theme of mental health. This club is dedicated to carrying out the ongoing conversation to alleviate the stigma and normalize the prevalence of mental health and illness as it exists unbounded alongside all of us. For the last few years, Bell Let’s Talk week has served as a fun and informative event that the Breakfast Club has brought into the school halls. Mental illness does not discriminate against age, socioeconomic status, gender, or ethnicity. By having transparent conversations about mental illness and wellbeing, we create a compassionate and supportive atmosphere in our school community. Bell Let’s Talk is a perfect opportunity to bring all members of the community together to collectively engage in purposeful conversation to eliminate the harmful stigma that is associated with mental health.
Olivia, Grade 12