Last week was Mental Health Week in Canada and it appears more Canadians may be starting to take care of their mental and emotional well being.
That's the opinion of Mental Health Liaison Marian Ewing, who works out of the Drumheller Health Centre.
"It used to be that people were afraid to come for counselling because how would it look? People would know," she told 99.5 Drum FM. "That's becoming much less evident; people are willing to come and talk; they don't think that automitically people are going to think badly of them."
"More men are coming for counselling," she added. "I probably see half women, half men, which I think is a wonderful new swing, that men are taking care of their mental health."
The theme of this year's Mental Health Week is #GET LOUD about what mental health is. Ewing says it's largely about taking care of yourself.
"It's important to take time to take care of yourself: go for a walk, do some meditation, be okay with taking Me Time because if you take good care of you then you're much better off in your relationships and the responsibilities that you have."