‘We have an epidemic on our hands that we’re not discussing’
“It’s still a stigma. … It’s not something that is just a day to day conversation, but that’s what I’m hoping to do. I’m hoping this video can make it a day to day conversation.”
MacKenzie said he’s lost eight comrades to suicide or substance abuse as a result of PTSD and wants the campaign to raise awareness of how severe suicide and mental health issues are among Canada’s veterans.
“I’m just tired of seeing veterans die suddenly and us left to question and find out why,” MacKenzie said. “We have an epidemic on our hands that we’re not discussing and if we’re not going to talk about it there’s going to be no way of finding a solution.””