Affordable Housing | Mental Health Awareness

What does self-care mean to you? It might mean joining a club or team, for a routine of regular physical activity and friendship. It could mean a daily mental health practice that helps to keep you calm and balanced, regardless of the other challenges life throws your way. It may be the support you rely on from your personal network of family, friends or trusted health care providers.

If you have a disability, the capacity for self care can be interrupted by significant problems with housing, finances, a lack of social support, or with something like a wound.

What does it take to protect your mental health in challenging circumstances? That’s what we’re talking about today.

On this episode of Underestimated, presented by Oatley Vigmond Personal Injury Lawyers and brought to you by Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, we’re talking about mental health and self-care.
Oda and Vix Daguman, an artist, streamer and advocate for people with disabilities, discuss the impact of access to affordable and accessible housing on mental health and well-being.

Vix is a 29-year-old non-binary disabled artist & streamer who is passionate about disability advocacy and raising awareness for issues affecting marginalized communities. They’ve had health issues their entire life, since a premature birth, but didn’t get much medical support in their childhood so are now investigating proper diagnosis and treatment in adulthood. They live with various chronic mental and physical illnesses including hypermobility, fibromyalgia, autism & CPTSD. They currently live in Oshawa, Ontario with their supportive husband and 2-year-old dog.

If you or someone you know is in crisis visit Wellness Together Canada to access free support www.wellnesstogether.ca/en-ca/

Please call 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or needs urgent medical care.

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