Now Or Never

Taking steps to mental health

On this Now or Never, meet people fighting hard to find mental health tools that work for them.

1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness

Whether it's running, drawing, knitting or smudging - meet people who have found daily ways to attend to their mental well-being. (CBC / Trevor Dineen / Ify Chiwetelu / Moira Donovan )

In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.

If that's not you, it's definitely someone you know. There are few things as troubling as not understanding what's going on with your mind — or having any idea of how to deal with it. 

So on this Now or Never, meet people fighting hard to find mental health tools that work for them.

Hear how hitting the comedy stage for the first time — at the age of 64 — helped one P.E.I. woman with her depression after her daughter took her own life.

Meet a group of women who are knitting their way to better mental health.

And a former NHL player tells us about how being open with his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder was the first step in addressing it. 

Plus, drop in on a Grade 5 classroom in Winnipeg where kids are getting a boot camp in mindfulness.


If you or somebody you know is in a mental health crisis, find local support here. For more information on mental health resources, visit the Canadian Mental Health Association

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