Mental health is about more than mental illness. It’s more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows. Everyone deserves to feel well, whatever their mental health experience. And we all need a support system to lean on.
At the Canadian Mental Health Association, we lean on all Canadians to help us spread the word for CMHA Mental Health Week, which runs May 7-13, 2018.
And, for the past 67 years, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons have rallied to join us.
This year, we’re proud to be partnering with The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, Guardian,
IDA, Remedy’sRx, Not Myself Today and CGI in presenting CMHA Mental Health Week. Together, we’re asking Canadians to get loud about what mental health really is.
“Mental health is a state of well-being,” explains Dr. Patrick Smith, clinical psychologist and national CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association. “When you have mental health you can realize your own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and make a contribution to your community.”
Mental health affects every single Canadian, because every single Canadian has mental health, just like we all have physical health.
“Thank you to our generous partners for working with us closely to celebrate and promote what mental health is,” says Dr. Smith. “The Medicine Shoppe, Guardian, IDA, Remedy’s Rx, Not Myself Today and CGI are the support system that we lean on to get our message heard. This Mental Health Week, let’s #GetLoud about what mental health really is!”