The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 62nd Annual Mental Health Week will run Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2013. It’s time to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. This year’s focus is on youth mental health. Factsheets are available to increase understanding of positive mental health: one relates to youth in particular; the second is aimed at the broad public. The factsheets include tips for maintaining mental health, building a social support system and where to go to seek help.
Local CMHA branches are organizing various events across the country to raise awareness and engage the public. For example, CMHA Ontario, CMHA Toronto and other branches will be greeting commuters with postcards on Monday May 6 at transit hubs, such as Toronto’s Union Station. Other branches are organizing events such as walks, public presentations and online discussions.
Mental Health Week is an opportunity to promote the issue in your community. Download fact sheets, posters and send an electronic version of the ‘Be Well’ postcard by going to the ‘Mental Health Week 2013 Toolkit’ page on the Mental Health Week website.