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Trudeau Admits It's Been A Really Hard Year But Says 'It’s Okay To Not Be Okay'

He wants Canadians to know they're not alone.
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Justin Trudeau Admitted It's Been A Really Hard Year But Says 'It’s Okay To Not Be Okay'

It’s okay to not be okay. That was the message coming from Justin Trudeau on Monday, as he promised Canadians who are struggling that they’re “not alone.”

In a new tweet, shared on Blue Monday, the prime minister acknowledged that the last 12 months have been pretty difficult and overwhelming.

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“It’s been a really tough year, and there’s a lot going on,” he admitted via Twitter.

The PM urged anybody feeling anxious or overwhelmed to consider using any of Canada’s mental health resources to get support.

He also reminded Canadians that they are “not alone” in experiencing these feelings.

His message came on Blue Monday, a day considered to be the most depressing of the year.

While it’s usually a tough time of year anyway, thanks to the cold and dark weather among other things, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made things feel a little worse.

In a follow-up message, Justin Trudeau urged anybody who is thinking about suicide to contact the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566 or text 45645.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression or mental health concerns, please reach out to a trusted peer, parent or health care professional. You can also contact a helpline which is available 24 hours a day to talk. Or click here, for additional resources.

If you need immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest hospital. Support is available.

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