Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay Branch is celebrating 40 years of serving its community. Officially chartered as a branch of CMHA National in 1975, the Thunder Bay Branch has been through many changes including expansion to the number of programs offered, increases in staffing levels and renewed approaches to services. At a news conference earlier this week, CMHA Thunder Bay launched their “40 in 40,” a unique campaign to raise $40,000 in 40 weeks. The money will support the branch’s public education initiatives as well as their training programs.
Over the course of the campaign, the branch will feature inspiring stories by the people who have participated in our workshops, training sessions and support groups that this campaign will support.
CMHA Thunder Bay has been a leader in the battle against the stigma associated with mental illness since its inception and plays a major role as an advocate for the inclusion and the acceptance of everyone, with a focus on those with mental health issues. Public education has been a key element in reducing stigma.
Please join CMHA in celebrating its 40th anniversary and make a donation to “40 in 40” today.
For further information, visit the CMHA Thunder Bay Website.