Mental Illness Awareness Week
This is Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 2 – 8, 2011), dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness in Canada. The campaign is coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) and this year, celebrates five leaders in the mental health field who have spoken about their own experiences, advocated for research or supported programs for individuals affected by mental illness.
Mental Illness Awareness Week was first established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and has since grown to include many other associations, community groups, primary care organizations, educational institutions, and family support centres.
To read more about Mental Illness Awareness Week, go towww.smr.newswire.ca.