Mental health is an often invisible, always difficult, and uniquely unaddressed challenge affecting Canadians young and old alike. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association,
The holiday season is a difficult time for grieving families. Loss, trauma and recovery are often taboo subjects in today’s world- especially regarding victims of violent incidents. Unfortunately, these incidents occur. An important part of community building is acknowledging that they do and helping rehabilitate those who have suffered through them.
Each month, many tenants are forced to decide which items they can afford, and which items they will simply have to go without in order to be able to pay their rent on time.