Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
Did you know that October 6-12, 2019 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)? The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health launched this annual national campaign to inform the public about the realities of mental illness. Mental health does not discriminate—children are part of the many that struggle with mental illnesses.
Show your support of mental illness awareness by engaging in dialogue, sharing your stories, and showing one of the many faces of mental illness in Canada.
October isn’t just a national awareness month for mental health. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared October 10, 2019 as World Mental Health Day with the hopes to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world.
Talk about the work you’re doing to help overcome mental health issues, speak up about what needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people of all ages, and share your personal stories to search for your community of supporters across Canada and the world at large.
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is taking a stand against mental health in Alberta. Their Build Them Up campaign aims to build a Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health services. We’ll share more about this groundbreaking campaign in the weeks to follow.
In the meantime, we urge you all to start your own conversations to change the dialogue around mental health discussions in Canada. For kids, for Canada, for healthcare.
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