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MPs have the tools to help young people take charge of their mental health

By Patrick Hickey      

A young mental health advocate is calling on MPs to build compassion in communities.

Youth mental health advocate Patrick Hickey says parliamentarians have what they need to help reduce stigma. Photograph courtesy of Patrick Hickey

Compassion. Over the last five years, my efforts as a mental health advocate have taught me many things, but none more important than the value of compassion. Throughout the ups and downs of life, we all seek to ground ourselves in something: a person, a place, a sense of belonging. I believe that we can all find this sense of belonging in our own communities.

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