Saturday, October 10th is World Mental Health Day, a day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma.
In a recent study by the Canadian Mental Health Association, it was found that 62% of business owners feel depressed at least once a week, and nearly half say that mental health issues interfere with their ability to work. Mental health struggles and mental illness are prominent in any entrepreneurial community, and we are proud to have so many companies at Startup Zone focused on mental wellness.
Learn more about some companies in our ecosystem to look out for today and every day as you make mental health a priority!
RESET Breathe focuses on mental wellness through physical movement and community. They offer online, guided fitness classes, with a focus on empowerment, wellness, and authenticity. On why she does what she does, Founder Tracey Gairn Brioux says, “I want to help others feel good and I will forever be an advocate for movement because that is what it does. It’s not about being a certain size or looking a certain way, it’s about how good you feel after and how that benefits the rest of your life.” Check out their website here.
ADHD PEI is a community organization working to provide resources for individuals struggling with ADHD. “Our organization started with a weekly support group for adults with ADHD and that remains at the core of what we do. Our weekly meetings are open to people with ADHD, those who think they might have ADHD, loved ones of someone with ADHD and those who simply have questions about ADHD. We share support, resources and tips as well as providing an accepting environment where people with ADHD can feel comfortable.” – Sandy Slade, Founder of ADHD PEI. Check out their website here.
Your Life Design
Your Life Design, helped by Registered Clinical Social Worker Jill Stewart, offers online teletherapy accross Prince Edward Island. The mission of Your Life Design is “To provide online therapy, counselling, and training that guide and facilitate people to gain personal awareness, strategies and life-giving tools to cope, an improved quality of life, assistance in resolution of core issues and patterns of personal struggles, as well as an enhanced resiliency.” Check out their website here.