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CMHA celebrating Mental Health Week

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Canadians are “getting loud” about what mental health really is. This year, Mental Health Week runs from May 7-13. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been hosting Mental Health Week in Canada since 1951. For 67 years, we have been working hard to end the stigma related to mental illness. But this year we are going deeper.  


1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health illness or challenge every year, but 5 in 5 of us have mental health — just like we all have physical health.
“We all have mental health, and it is something we need to promote, protect and celebrate,” says David Grauwiler, Executive Director of CMHA, Alberta Division. “Sometimes, the terms ‘mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ get used interchangeably. We want to spread the message that mental and physical health are both part of our overall wellbeing, and need to be supported in that way.”
Across Alberta during Mental Health Week, watch out for CMHA regions making appearances at participating London Drugs locations, sharing information on all the far-reaching, important work CMHA does in the community and beyond! We will be spreading the word on our vision of a mentally healthy Alberta for all.
For more information and resources, visit mentalhealthweek.ca and #Get Loud about what mental health really is.
Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in more than 330 communities across every province, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division is made up of eight Regions, the Centre for Suicide Prevention (Calgary), and the Divisional (Provincial) office (Edmonton). CMHA Regional offices focus on the delivery of mental health recovery services, housing, advocacy and mental health promotion. CMHA’s Divisional office supports and promotes the work of CMHA across the province of Alberta for collective impact. The Division and Regions work cooperatively to advance the vision of mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
 

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