#GETLOUD For Mental Health Week
May 03, 2016
May 2-8 is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is #GETLOUD for mental health. The CMHC is calling on Canadians to speak out about mental health issues and to lobby for better mental health services.
On the Mental Health Week website, there are ten ways listed to #GETLOUD for mental health. Among these are speaking up about mental health issues; talking to friends about mental health; speaking with a family doctor; and advocating for increased mental health supports and services.
The interactive website includes a formatted letter that can be signed and emailed off to your local Member of Parliament to tell them that governments of every level need to recognize that mental health is a top health priority for all Canadians.
Another initiative that’s advocated by the CMHA is increased mental health awareness in the workplace. Given the prevalence of illnesses such as depression that Canadians experience at work, booking a CMHA workshop to educate employees about mental health in the workplace is a great place to start.
Don’t want to host an event or send a letter? The CMHA makes it even easier to get the message out via social media by providing an extensive list of optional posts to choose from. Get your friends to share your posts and help spread the message to #GETLOUD about maintaining positive mental health.
And perhaps most importantly, you can also make a donation to the CMHA so that they can continue to #GETLOUD on your behalf and advocate for better mental health for all Canadians. Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca to donate, or visit a local CMHA branch.
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