Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada. One of MIAW’s major initiatives is the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Thousands of pieces of MIAW posters, brochures, and bookmarks featuring the Faces are disseminated to hundreds of organizations across Canada in an effort to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness.
In anticipation of Mental Illness Awareness Week, join us on October 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm as we host a twitter chat with Mobilizing Minds and Mind Your Mind on the best researched alternative treatments for depression. Join in the discussion on Tweetchat or follow the hashtag #YAMH on twitter for all the insights! Visit the Mobilizing Minds website for more information.
Learn more about MIAW on the CAMIMH website.