Over the interview, we touched on what inspired the pair to volunteer for roles like this at work. In response, Duncan discussed how his experience and knowledge about mental health changed over time.
“When I was younger, I thought it happened to other people and not people that I was associated with. As I grew up, I had friends who had mental health crises and I only found out afterwards. I felt like I had missed something.”
This revelation spurred him on to understand more, “I felt the need to be more proactive and educate myself. So, if there’s something to spot, I can see it. And if there isn’t, I can just ask anyway.”