Ending mental health stigma one talk at a time


On December 9, 2021, we partnered with Impact Hub Ottawa for a conversation about mental health and how you can help end the stigma.  

“Asking for help is a strength because you are admitting you need help. You are admitting that you can’t do it on your own, and that takes a lot of strength to admit that to another person."

— Ryan Forsyth, Mental Health Speaker and Advocate Tweet

During this special Brown Bag Lunch virtual event,  guest speaker Ryan Forsyth  shares his personal story about his own struggles with mental health, how you can be there for those close to you who need support, and why it’s important to have an open dialogue on this topic.  

Ryan Forsyth is an award-winning mental health speaker and advocate, host of the Life in Red Podcast, an Unsinkable Community Champion, and promotions coordinator for JUMP! 106.9 and boom 99.7. He is a music geek and sports fanatic who’s passionate about helping people open up about their mental health and redefining a healthier version of masculinity. 

Watch the event recording below.  

We believe that everyone deserves fast and appropriate access to the help they need, when they need it. 
If you do too, consider becoming a GenNext monthly donor in support of Mental Health. Together, we can build stronger, more resilient communities, be there for one another, and learn how to take care of our own mental well-being. 


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