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It is well known that mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians.
On October 4, 2015, Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) begins in Canada. MIAW 2015 is October 4th-10th 2015.
What is Mental Illness Awareness Week? It is an annual nation public education campaign designed to bring mental health awareness to Canadians. The first annual MIAW was in 1992, coordinated by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and is now organized by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and other supporters across Canada. CAMIMH is a national 15 member alliance of organizations representing the entire mental health-illness continuum.
One of the goals of MIAW is to raise awareness and end the stigma associated with mental illness. As part of MIAW, materials from a national outreach campaign known as the Faces of Mental Illness campaign features stories of Canadians living with mental illness are handed out to hundreds of organizations across Canada.
In May, Mental Health Week is celebrated (2015’s Mental Health Week was May 4th-10th 2015), and the awareness week is designed to celebrate mentally healthy lifestyles and to provide information and support. Mental Illness Awareness Week is said to pick up where Mental Health Week leaves off by focusing more on mental disorders, signs, and symptoms and seeking help as well as stigma, hope ad recovery.
At Aaron Waxman & Associates, we understand that symptoms of a mental illness may affect a persons ability to work. If you or someone you know has been denied disability benefits or have questions about your disability claim, call the lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation.
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