Mental Health Week is May 1st – 7th.
This year’s theme is #MyStory. Sharing a personal story of mental health can reinforce feelings of strength, resilience, and perseverance. Storytelling is also a powerful tool to reduce stigma and shame. You might consider sharing your story to inspire others in a similar situation to find a way through. But sharing your story is an important personal decision and without proper care, it could negatively impact your wellbeing and the wellbeing of those reading or listening.
Protecting your mental health is just as important as giving voice to your experience. It’s also important to consider that some people might never feel safe enough or wish to share their stories publicly – and we need to respect that. Racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, and personal and institutional biases are pervasive and can impact one’s ability to share safely.
Download the toolkit: www.MentalHealthWeek.ca