We should be talking about mental illness every single day. For now, we'll take what we can get.

In 2010, Canadian telecommunications company Bell launched a campaign called "Let's Talk Day," which encouraged people across the globe to, well, talk about mental health.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness says about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in a given year. 1 in 25 will suffer from a serious mental illness that severely interferes with their ability to live their daily life. (Bell itself claims similar numbers)

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As you probably know, Canada's leader is a tall glass of heartthrob named Justin Trudeau.

He's pro-LGBTQ, pro-environment, and a feminist with a heart of gold and a beautiful family. He also has a certified bromance with President Obama and once boxed for cancer. Which is a thing you can do in Canada, I guess.

The point is, he's awesome.

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"Come with me. You’re going to meet the prime minister."

My family and I were sitting in the House of Commons in Ottawa on May 17, 2016, when a member of the Canadian Parliament came to find us. We exchanged surprised looks and quietly rose from our seats, making our way out into the halls of Canada’s most important edifice.

We were there because we’d been invited to witness history that day.

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15 times politicians did the right thing in 2015.

You may not always agree with these politicians, but let's give credit where credit is due.

2015 has been a big year in a lot of ways.

The Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality and upheld the Affordable Care Act. The people of Ireland became the first country to grant the right to same-sex marriage by popular vote. There have been lots of good political things happening behind the scenes, but how about a few examples of positive things politicians did throughout the year?

1. World leaders came together and signed on to a historic climate change agreement.

Earlier in December, world leaders met in Paris to address an issue vital to the Earth's survival: climate change. And for once, the politicians in attendance got real about the need and urgency to take immediate action.

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