Jacanabooks.ca is proud to announce the launch of a brand new mental health talk show in Edmonton. Lilian Kelani the host, is a mental health nurse, who is tired of the silence and ignorance in our society about mental health. "The world would be a better place if we can talk about the voices in our head as easily as we talk about having a headache," she told Jacanabooks.ca.
Kelani trained and practised in Ireland for a while before relocating to Edmonton where she is a mental health nurse. Passionate about raising the awareness of mental health, Kelani has seen stigma and discrimination of mental health play out over and over again.
She writes: the goal of "The shyft" is to create a safe platform for people to freely talk about their day-to-day issues and how they interact with their mental health. As we collaborate in shifting the language and mindset of our world, we will get to a point where we can talk about hearing voices, anxiety, depression, cognitive problems and so much more around the dinner table and on our coffee breaks at work without the fear of being stigmatized