If you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, it can feel like you’re the only one experiencing this confusing and overwhelming feeling. But we all need help sometimes.
On July 7, 2022, our very own Ross Wilson joined Kevin Brady from Advica Health to discuss topics related to mental health, the future of mental health, how Ross joined PsyMood, and Ross’s own recommendations on how to maintain a good balance of physical and mental health.
Ross spoke about his struggles with mental health he had faced after losing his mother to cancer and how that led him on a mission to help others. This inspired Ross to make mental health services more accessible to people who may not have easy access. Ross’s determination to make mental health services accessible led him to PsyMood.
When Ross began working in the mental health field, he realized that many services are only available in English, this meant that a large portion of the population is not getting equal access to services. Ross then joined PsyMood where he shares his value that everyone deserves the same rights and supports to mental health services whether you are Canadian or not.
Ross spoke about the future of mental health moving towards being less stigmatized and regarded as a standard of support. Ross hopes that mental health solutions and services are more normalized.
A Little About Ross Wilson
Ross is the creator of Bardo Network, a non-profit that works to provide end of life services to disadvantage communities across Canada. Apart from being a mental health advocate, he is also triathlete, he uses physical activity to benefit both his physical and mental health. Ross continues be an advocate and public speaker for mental health.
Ross is an amazing advisor and official host of PsyMood Lives, he started Bardo Network in 2020 to provide free end-of-life care to the homeless population and provided free mental health support to anyone who needed it during the pandemic via Zoom and FaceTime. Ross is certified in CBT, ACT, Psychological First-Aid and Psycho-Spiritual Therapy. Ross is a Chaplain and Hospice Chaplain, along with being an End Of Life Doula. In his spare time, Ross is very active in sports and outdoor activities, as well as enjoys reading and working on his non-profit foundation.
A Little About Advica Health
Advica Health is an organization that is dedicated to supporting Canadians that wish to personalize their health care journey. Advica Health provides personalized advisors, advocates, and care coordinators to help improve Canadian’s health outcomes.
PsyMood is a digital tool designed to help you find the support you need in the language that you are most comfortable with. PsyMood considers cultural background, geographical location, interests, and personal needs, amongst other factors, to pair you with service providers for either online or in-person therapy sessions.