Mark your calendars because the 63rd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) is almost here. Running from May 5-11, 2014, MHW provides an opportunity for all Canadians to reflect on our attitudes about and behaviours toward people living with mental health issues. In doing so, we hope that MHW encourages people to take action and help eliminate the discrimination and stigma associated with mental health problems.
This year, CMHA is taking it one step further and starting a conversation: we are asking Canadians to tell us how they really feel. Are you fine or “phine,” a new word we’ve created that means, “saying your fine when you’re not.”
Too often people claim to be feeling fine when they do not. The result: approximately seven million Canadians — 20 per cent of the population — live with mental illness. And many do not seek treatment because of the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems.
Also, check out the links below for more stories about MHW.