Rodger Cuzner

Your member of parliament for


Cape Breton-Canso

Rodger Cuzner

Your member of parliament for


Cape Breton-Canso

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Cuzner Makes Statement Regarding Mental Health Awareness

OTTAWA – Member of Parliament Rodger Cuzner made the following statement in the House of Commons today.

“Mr. Speaker, on this Bell “Let’s Talk Day”, I rise to pay tribute to an exceptional young lady from my riding, Becky Hanna, a happy kid with great friends, an excellent student at Cape Breton University and a varsity athlete.

She had a great life going on except for one thing: bulimia nervosa, a severe disorder that she hid from her family and friends for a year, a compulsion that was more of an addiction that yielded a binge-then-purge cycle that she could not stop no matter how hard she tried. Some days Becky would purge once or twice, but other days it would be seven or eight times, taking a heavy toll on her body and a heavier one on her mind.

Becky realized she was not alone and her condition was not uncommon. With the support of her family and friends, she works every day to confront her demons.
On Becky’s behalf, I ask the House to visit Becky Hanna’s Facebook page and share her video with family and friends. On behalf of all parliamentarians, let me commend and thank this exceptional young lady for sharing her important message.“

Becky`s facebook page can be found here:
https://www.facebook.com/beckyhanna14/videos/10153236075146244/?pnref=story

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For more information:

Kristopher Kolanko
Executive Assistant
Rodger Cuzner, M.P., Cape Breton-Canso
Phone: 902-842-9403 (office) 902-574-1705 (mobile)
E-mail: Rodger.cuzner.c1a@parl.gc.ca