This year for Mental Health Week, we’re asking you to #GetLoud about what mental health really is. See what we mean at www.mentalhealthweek.ca. Every year, CMHA asks Canadians to #GetLoud about mental health. This May 7-13, for our 67th Mental Health Week, we’re asking you again. But this time, we’re talking about mental health a little differently. For the past 66 years, Mental Health Week has taken the form of a mental illness awareness week. We got loud about breaking the stigma, and we got loud about our experiences with mental illnesses. But we didn’t #GetLoud about the fact that all Canadians have mental health.
That’s why this year, we’re taking a new approach. This year, Mental Health Week is not only about the 1 in 5 Canadians who experience mental health issues. It’s about the 5 in 5. 5 in 5 of us have mental health. We all have a state of mental health. We all have it, so why don’t we all talk about it?
It’s about feeling good about yourself and reaching your potential. It’s about really thriving in life. It’s about the ups and the downs. It’s also about those overwhelming days when you need to take a few moments to breathe. And it’s about the mental illnesses that can affect any one of us.
If you’re ready to #GetLoud, check out www.mentalhealthweek.ca to see what you can do to spread the word. Let’s #GetLoud about what mental health really is.