Mental Health Awareness

  • May 8, 2019
  • BakerLaw

May 6th to 10th is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Awareness Week! In light of this, CMHA is asking Canadians to #GetLoud about what mental health really is. They remind us on their website linked here (link) that:

Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. We can all have good mental health. […] But it’s not just about what you do for yourself, by yourself – everyone needs healthy and supportive places to work, live and learn.

As many as 1 in 5 Canadians are battling mental health related issues or mental illness, and it’s important to check in on your mental health. For a checklist to help you check in on your own mental health and further resources click here (link).

To find out how you can get involved in CMHA’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit their website here (link). You can find CMHA Mental Health Week Toolkits here (link).

Catch up on previous blog posts from bakerlaw about mental health! To read about workplace mental stress and find resources to help you or someone you know click here (link). To learn how a change in the ODSP disability definition will pose difficulties for persons with mental health disabilities click here (link).

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