When you picture someone battling a mental illness, who do you see?
Do you envision an overburdened working mother? A businessman with a successful career? Or a firefighter who can’t shake the erase the images of a deadly blaze from his mind?
All of these people of course could be grappling with mental illness, but they’re likely not the first faces who come to mind.
If you live in Sarnia-Lambton, you’ll likely first picture a distraught teen — and for good reason.
Over the last few years, the community has banded together on the issue of teen mental health after a series of youth suicides.
Teen mental health advocates have stood up and shared their stories. Families of teens who took their lives have joined in community rallies.
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