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This year is the 64th annual Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) in Canada. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) first introduced Mental Health Awareness Week in 1951. MHAW has helped to bring awareness and helped to improve public awareness towards mental health and mental illnesses. Events and campaigns are taking place across Canada. Event listings can be found on the Canadian Mental Health Association’s event page found here.
How is a mental illness defined? The term, “mental illness” refers to a variety of diagnosable mental disorders. A mental disorder is a health condition characterized by alterations in thinking, mood and/or behaviour that is associated with distress and/or impaired functioning.
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, “mental health” refers to striking a balance in all spheres of one’s life including social, physical, spiritual, economical and mental.
A few facts from CMHA’s Fast Facts About Mental Illness:
According to CMHA, all Canadians are indirectly affected by mental illness at some point in their lifetime, whether through a family member, friend or colleague. This is why it is important to have awareness weeks and to raise awareness about mental illness and how stigma is dangerous.
During Mental Health Awareness Week, our firm will be posting Tweets, pinning and posting across our social media platforms to spread mental health awareness and information about mental illness.
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