Domestic Abuse & Mental Health. LET’S TALK with Howie Mendel

“There’s another link between mental health and domestic violence that we should mention: the mental health implications on survivors of violence. Domestic violence often leads to survivors developing mental health issues.”

Domestic Abuse triggered by mental illness?

5 simple ways to end stigma and start a conversation

Stigma can often prevent those struggling with a mental illness from seeking the help they need. Developed in partnership with Dr. Heather Stuart, the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair at Queen’s University, here are 5 simple ways to help end the stigma and initiate a conversation.

Howie Mandel Let’s Talk about mental illness

Howie discusses his early childhood and how he couldn’t touch his shoe laces if they became undone and touched the ground. He has been diagnosed with mysophobia (fear of germs), ADHD, depression and anxiety.

Howie and Alex Mendel discuss mental health issues

Mandel believes Talking is the best approach to removing society’s mental health stigma.

Domestic abuse. Is it possible some cases are propelled by a mental health issue?

Let’s Talk!

“MONTRÉAL, January 26, 2017 – It’s official! Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017 has set all-new records with unprecedented participation in Canada’s national conversation about mental health, the largest of its kind in the world. People in Canada and around the globe joined with Clara Hughes and the Bell Let’s Talk team to talk about mental health like never before.”

Clara Hughes’ support for Let’s Talk

About lazeejjs

Jonathan McCormick holds a Black Belt in Combat Martial Arts. He is a U.S Marine (Inactive), trained with famed CIA operative Rex Applegate and Ultimate Fighter Champion Royce Gracie and was the director of the Institute of Defense Tactics. He is a former member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and worked with members of various law enforcement agencies in the areas of suspect control and officer safety. He has written for law enforcement magazines BlueLine ( and Twenty-Four-Seven and has been a guest writer for the Vancouver Province. “Wyoming Secrets”, “30,000 Secrets”, “Santa Barbara Secrets” and The “J” Team Series are inspirational novels which focus on women who feel overwhelmed by the threat of violence in their lives. View the Series
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5 Responses to Domestic Abuse & Mental Health. LET’S TALK with Howie Mendel

  1. Rebecca says:

    Howie has kept me laughing for years and it is fabulous that he is using his public figure status to share this important message. Please share and help wipe out the mental health stigma.

  2. Kasteen says:

    There is such a stigma as mental health problems you can’t “see” . I always tell my patients in the ER that mental illness is REAL. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. “If you had a heart problem and needed to take medications to save your life, you would take them right? Well, some people have chemical imbalances in the brain and there are medications to help”

    • Jonathan says:

      Thanks for the support Kasteen. We have to continue to share n educate everyone. Your first hand professional inputs from the ER is incredibly valuable!

  3. Jonathan says:

    Michael Jordan says, “To succeed, you must fail.”

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