It was an honour to bring greetings on behalf of Premier Scott Moe and the government of Saskatchewan at Breaking Barriers, A Journey to Mental Wellness’ Conference & Gala held January 28, 2020, in Saskatoon! The Honourable Warren Kading was in attendance to bring greetings earlier in the day, as well as the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, His Honour Russel Mirasty and Mayor Charlie Clark. Colleague, MLA Eric Olauson also attended this incredible conference.

Thank you to Bridges Health for hosting an afternoon conference and evening gala dedicated to understanding the challenges to mental wellness in our families, friends, and peers. As we continue our Journey to Mental Wellness, the second annual Breaking Barriers focused on putting action to ‘ending the stigma’ of mental health in today’s society, as well as recognizing the strains on the individuals who are the support system for someone with a mental illness. In today’s world, it is a fact that someone we know will go through a mental illness. The next conversation is now how to best support ourselves and each other when experiencing mental health problems, as well as supporting those who support others.

  • How can we increase belonging and show that no one is ever alone when experiencing these issues?
  • How can we normalize mental health challenges and build trust to end the ever-lingering stigma surrounding these issues?
  • Just how powerful is the act of vulnerability, and how can we build trust with those around us?

Those attending had the honour of hearing from renowned speakers Clint and Joanie Malarchuk, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe, and Jordan Axani.

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