Alright Bell, you want to talk - let’s talk.
Let’s talk about the role that corporations play in fostering an environment of anxiety and stress that exacerbates mental health concerns.
Let’s talk about a distorted labour market that maximizes the profit that can extracted from real, living human beings - at the expense of their mental health and well-being.
Let’s talk about “Millennial burnout”, as today’s adults struggle to adapt to an environment that’s designed and built for corporations, not people. Let’s talk about the first generation in modern history to see worse working conditions, lower wages, and worse outcomes than their parents - all against the backdrop of record corporate profits.
Let’s talk about the atomization of society and the undermining of strong communities, leaving individuals alone and bereft of the support that we need to survive and thrive.
Let’s talk about mental health - and let’s talk about the systems we build to support it and, yes, the systems we’ve built that attack it, day in and day out.
Let’s talk - to our families. To our friends. To our neighbours.
To each other.
Let’s talk about a better world. Let’s talk about a better way. Let’s talk about building a society that lifts people that; that brings stress down; that supports instead of attacks.
Let’s have that talk, today and every day.