Choi Chung, RPh, BSc Pharm
You wouldn’t hesitate to see a doctor for the flu, nor would you think twice about calling in a sick day if you had trouble standing on one leg. And yet, countless people with mental illnesses struggle in silence every day. The reason behind that is a lack of awareness, but fortunately, there are advocates for mental health out there that are speaking up for those who can’t. One of the values that we believe in is supporting these advocates and dispelling the stigma around mental health.
We’re fortunate enough to have Hina Khan talk about her personal experiences and offer some advice to our readers. Coming from a South Asian culture where mental health is often treated as a non-issue, Hina struggled to continue her post-secondary studies while dealing with anxiety and depression. Check out the interview below as she talks more about what she’s been through, and the perspective she has to offer for anyone experiencing anything similar!