May 4 to 10 is Mental Health Week

Posted on May 4, 2020

The Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) annual Mental Health Week is May 4 to 10, 2020. Every year since 1951, CMHA has hosted Mental Health Week in the first full week in May, making 2020 the 69th year. Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools, workplaces, and legislatures rallying to celebrate, protect, and promote mental health. 

This year, the theme is 'social connection' and its importance for mental health. The campaign this year calls for us to #GetReal about how we really feel. Many of us say we're fine, even when we don't mean it. 'Fine' keeps us at arm's length from real social connections with others. Every time we just go through the motions, we miss a chance to connect with others in a meaningful way. 

What can you do for Mental Health Week:

  • Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for information and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week

  • Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek

  • Connect virtually with a friend and #GetReal about how you are feeling and maybe they will open up about how they are feeling
  • Reach out to your School Counsellor or Family Connections Worker for support or more information about Mental Health Week

  • Follow the Mental Health in Horizon School Division facebook page for more information 

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