We hope you enjoy your Caring Link casserole.
People often face tragedies, illnesses and challenges in life, and when they do, a community is there to rally around them and offer support. Family members and friends gather around with their foil-wrapped casseroles and good wishes. This kind of support can have a huge impact on a person’s ability to thrive in troubling times. And it is the kind of support that is often missing when the challenge is a diagnosis of mental illness.
For far too long, families have been blamed, shunned, and silenced as they struggle to come to grips with mental illness. Friends avert their eyes and fidget, and there are no casseroles. It’s time to change this. We know how hard you work to support and care for each other when one of your own is affected by mental illness and we think you deserve a casserole.
Consider this your community. It’s your opportunity to connect, find support, share your thoughts, learn about resources, and organize your friends and neighbours. You can celebrate the good times together and when things get tough, you might just get a casserole or two.