Life is complicated and full of tough questions. We seek answers from people we respect, so who better to turn to than your favourite artists?
Whether you realize it or not, someone around you is struggling with mental illness. A friend, family member, or coworker could be going through something you're completely unaware of. But just because you don't know doesn't mean you can't help. Treat everyone with love and respect, check in with people you haven't talked to in a while, or say hi to your co-worker at the coffee machine. Everyone deals with things differently, but a little goes a long way.
Cam Boucher is the frontman of both Sorority Noise and Old Gray. He suffers from manic depression. He's devastatingly learned the first and second hand effects of mental illness, having lost a few friends to it. We took the opportunity of meeting with him to get him to share some advice that he's learned along his way. If you or someone you know is dealing with depression and/or anxiety, we hope that this video can help.