Good Afternoon Members of Rotaract,
Down below you will find the summary of our first guest speaker’s (Dianne Young) speech for those who were not able to join to that session. I believe these paragraphs reminds us that why we are focusing on “Mental Health and Addiction” for the purposes of fundraising for Lennon Recovery House PEI. You can go https://lennonhouse.ca/ to find out more…
There are many reasons why people develop mental health and substance use problems. Some are genetic, people are born with it. Some come from experiences, such as stressful situations and their childhood, at school, or work, or in some places when they live with injustices, violence or war. Sometimes we simply do not know why the problem developed.
Regardless of why and how they develop mental health and addiction problems are health problems, just like cancer, arthritis, diabetes and heart attacks. It would be a different world if we treated people who had substance use and addiction problems with respect and dignity. Think about how you would like others to act towards you, if you had substance use and addiction illness.