Dr. Tom Stewart shares his mental health journey

Mental illness has no boundaries. It affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures. Did you know that in any given year 1 in 5 people you know will personally experience a mental health problem or illness? So why are we still dealing with the stigma that surround mental health?

Dr. Tom Stewart, the President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System and CEO of Niagara Health didn’t think twice about sharing his own experience with mental health. He was told by one of his mentors that he should keep his anxiety disorder a secret, that it was a sign of weakness. Did he listen? Absolutely not.

Watch his story.