Calling for Interested People to Lend their Support

There Is No Right Point of View — Leadership Attitudes

There is no right point of view.

There is my point of view. And there is your point of view.

Most of us like a person who comes right out and says what he thinks — especially when he thinks what we think.

No Right Point of View

But there is no right point of view.

There is a popular point of view. A point of view that most share.

There is a minority point of view. A  point of view few share.

But there is no right point of view.

We are always right. We are always wrong.

It all depends on how you look at things.

Advances are made in every discipline by people with a small or personal point of view .

We don’t see things as they are but rather as we are. – Anaïs Nin

Leadership Attitudes

Leadership starts with a self awareness. When someone shares their point of view, how do you respond?

Do you agree or disagree? What are your attitudes, feelings, thoughts and actions?

And, more to the point, what does this say about you?

Attitudes help us define how we see situations. 

Our attitudes cause us to behave in a particular way toward people and teams. Although our beliefs and feelings are internal our attitudes are not. They convey our inner self.

So, next time someone shares their point of view do you take notice, or do you exert power over a situation?

How do you change your attitudes?

How do you think a different point of view helps innovation? What do you do when someone disagrees with you?



Gathering Voices
National Network for Mental Health
Calling for Interested People to Lend their Support
In Developing a Steering Committee
to Strengthen Our Collective Voice

March 11, 2016

One in five Canadians experiences mental illness or psychiatric conditions of one type or another, and the other four Canadians may have direct experience through someone in their life – a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or a neighbour.  Mental illness and mental health issues do not discriminate and cross all socio-economic boundaries, age, race, and gender.

As a whole, our mental health system has not adequately responded to the plight of people living with psychiatric experiences. Despite millions of dollars in funding to corporate mental health and large national organizations these groups have not addressed the needs of our constituents. Funding has not been accessible to smaller community groups to build the capacity of grass roots organizations. In fact many people with mental illness are not even having their most basic needs met.

The National Network for Mental Health (NNMH) is a unique national organization that is a federally incorporated charitable organization, and the only non-diagnostic mental health organization that is national in scope and service in Canada. Managed and operated by and for mental health consumer/survivors, (persons with lived experience, psychiatric survivors or people with psychiatric experiences) the objectives of the NNMH are to advocate, and educate, to provide expertise and resources that benefit the pan national community of Canada.

In the past the NNMH has served as a strong voice advocating from the grass roots for mental health and mental illness, tackling concerns relevant to all Canadians. Over time and through many changes, the NNMH has moved from a force to be reckoned with, and a voice that was heard, to a voice that was silenced.

At this time the NNMH is looking to engage people from across Canada who have personal experience and expertise with the mental health system. We are looking for people who are interested in forming a steering committee to restore our voice as a community and regain our corporate sustainability. This will add to the process of strengthening the NNMH and the psychiatric movement as a whole.

We are looking across the mental health spectrum for diverse voices that truly reflects the principals of inclusion, and respect for each person’s individuality as we work together to find “common ground”. It is only through strong leadership, commitment and membership, that we can affect change for the mental health community across the Pan Canadian landscape.

If you are interested please forward your contact information to the NNMH at

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