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.
Some History: It was 1951. A time before universal health care in this country. Long before social media. It was then that Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launched its first Mental Health Week. Stigma of mental illness was entrenched. Mental Health Week would go on to become an important awareness event in Canada, helping to end the discrimination, stigma and shame surrounding mental illness. CMHA is proud to be the organization that started the Mental Health Week tradition, a tradition that Canadians have embraced.