Talking to your doctor about mental health

By Kristen Mayne

Not sure how to talk to your doctor about mental health concerns? A psychologist shares how to prepare for your appointment and questions to ask your doctor.

Talking about mental health can be hard. Despite public awareness and conversation, there can still be stigma. But mental illness is very common, with 1 in 3 Canadians experiencing it in their lifetime.

It’s important to reach out for help if you have concerns about your mental health. And your family doctor can be a good place to start, says Connie Leclair, a Registered Psychologist. We asked her to share how to prepare for a doctor’s appointment and what questions to ask.

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