BELLEVILLE – A Loyalist graduate, who lost her job to mental illness, is now advocating for greater understanding and compassion for those who suffer.
Dack said that her illness has been very debilitating at certain points in her life.
“I lost my career over the depression after the work changes. I wasn’t able to adjust and I developed panic and anxiety and depression. That was very hard hitting I had to really find out who I was at a person, because I had my whole identity wrapped around what I do, instead of who I was, so that was a big challenge,” she said.
The booth was part of Bell Let’s talk day , a day to discuss mental health and raise awareness.
Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health  initiatives for every bell text sent, every phone call made, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and for every share of their image on Facebook.
Since 2010, Bell has committed over $67.5 million to support a wide range of mental health organizations across Canada.
Loyalist student, Maria Clemente, a mental health ambassador, joined Dack at the Bell Let’s Talk information booth. This day is important to raise awareness about these issues, she said.
Loyalist student, Jessica Saint-Dic, speaks about the significance of Bell Let’s Talk day.