Media Advisory - GET LOUD for mental health and wellness across Canada

OTTAWA, April 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Next week is the 65th annual Mental Health Week, championed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and supported by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and mental health organizations across the country. Organizers are asking Canadians to GET LOUD and raise their voices to build community support and stop the discrimination and stigma that often accompany mental illness.

Each year, CMHA highlights the concerns and needs of a specific group. This year, the organization is taking a closer look at the mental health challenges faced by Canadian seniors — the fastest growing demographic in our country. The MHCC's Mental Health Indicators for Canada show that fewer seniors than adults or youth rate their mental health as very good or excellent, with one in four living with a mental health problem or illness.

GET LOUD activities will be held across the country, from May 2-8. Staff at the Ottawa MHCC offices will mark Mental Health Week with creative and fun team-building events to promote a mentally healthy workplace. Follow along online with @MHCC_.

What:

Mental Health Week



When:

May 2-8, 2016



Who:

Mental Health Commission of Canada

Canadian Mental Health Association

Mental health organizations across the country



Where:

Nationally

 

Please contact Kate Headley, MHCC Manager of Marketing and Communications, at 613-683-3948 or kheadley@mentalhealthcommission.ca for further information.

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ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together we create change. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.

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For further information: Media Contact: Kate Headley, Manager of Marketing and Communications, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Telephone: 613-683-3948, Mobile: 613-315-6556, Email: kheadley@mentalhealthcommission.ca

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