From May 3 to 9, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is recognizing the 70th annual Mental Health Week, with a focus on understanding emotion.
*One in five Canadians experiences mental illness or a mental health issue in any given year, and mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. More recently, as many as 40 per cent of Canadians say their mental health has deteriorated since the onset of the pandemic. Mental Health Week aims to shift societal beliefs and perceptions while promoting behaviours and attitudes that support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance. Below I have listed some links that you may share which provide fantastic resources, tools and information all in a click!
- Mental Health Week 2021 Toolkit
- CMHC COVID-focused mental health resources
- Shared Health – Mental Health and Wellness Resource Finder
- COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
Here is our “Wellness Wednesday” tip of the week: