You stuck around, you asked questions. | Paul & Jason’s Story
“Jay's always been a strong person for me, someone who never gets down, can take a beating.” Paul and Jason met in Grade 9 drama class. A few years into their friendship they got their driver's licences and every so often, on the drive home from school, they’d pull over to the side of the road just to listen to music and hang out. There was no pressure to share your feelings or anything, but this routine gradually created an environment where they could be open about what was really going on in their lives. Several years later, Jason was in a pretty dark place and he asked Paul to keep an eye on him. Sometime later, when Paul was having his own mental health challenges, he was able to open up to Jason and get the support he needed too. Since then, they've started having regular check-ins to be there for each other's mental health.