It’s Mental Health Week! I’m truly sorry to everyone waiting on my #design videos. I promised part 2 a long time ago and I just can’t get it finished. The unfortunate truth is each design video is taking 15-20 hours to produce, and I don’t have the cognitive capacity to work on it at the moment. So this week I talk about cognitive load, how to recognize it, and one technique I use to get through it.

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is a social change campaign to shift attitudes and perceptions about mental health. The 2022 theme is the importance of empathy. Each May, people in Canadian communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures rally around CMHA Mental Health Week.

Mental Health Week is a social change campaign to educate the public and shift beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It helps promote behaviours and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance.

Visit for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.
Connect with us on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.

If you or someone you know needs mental health support, there are free programs and services available to help.
• To access free mental health and addictions programs, services and supports tailored to the needs of your local community, please contact your local CMHA.
• For free resources and 24/7 counselling over the phone, please visit the Government of Canada’s Wellness Together portal.
• If you are thinking about suicide, please call the Canada Suicide Prevention Service toll- free at 1-833-456-4566 (1-866-277-3553 in Quebec).

Follow along on my mental health journey as I talk openly about a variety of topics that affect my mental health. These topics vary wildly from minor annoyances to major life changing events, but no matter the size of the issue, it’s important to recognize and understand it.

Remember, if you are struggling with your mental health, seeking help is always the best first step. Talk to someone. Anyone. And remember, many therapists offer a sliding scale to accommodate those in need.

Andy Morris

As a mental health advocate, I have been speaking at conferences and growing Brainbuzz - my mental health brand and Youtube channel. I share my experiences with anxiety and depression in the field of UX and how they relate to the experiences we craft. I am available and actively seeking more speaking engagements.

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