Celebrate Mental Health Week! Get the facts!

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK 2011 LOGO

Spring, to me, is all about renewal.

This week, Canada is observing the 60th anniversary of Mental Health Week with an awareness campaign.

Ad messages are focusing on the facts about a very common health challenge in our fast-paced world.

Celebrities, including Catherine Zeta Jones, have shared their experiences.

Stereotyped ideas of mental illness, however, are hard to dispel.

This week, make an effort to find out more this challenge.

Check out the Mental Health Week updates at the  Canadian Mental Health Association  site for some visual and print facts!

Renew your perception of Mental Health with all these great resources!

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Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

7 thoughts on “Celebrate Mental Health Week! Get the facts!”

  1. I don’t know if you have this in Canada, but May is Mental Health Month here. Psych Central is also doing a blog series about celebrities with mental illnesses and the lessons we can learn from them.

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  2. Elizabeth,
    Thank you for your words about this health issue that is, as you have noted, so often misunderstood.
    So glad to hear from another member in our Canada group at SheWrites which has been such a great discovery for so many of us in the writing world.
    Now, I am away to check out your blog–thanks for the link!
    Patricia

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this vital information on your blog. I have found often (without trying to stereotype people) that people involved with the arts, such as writers, have been afflicted by some type of mental illness. I suffer from bipolar disorder and through my writing try to educate people or dispel some of the myths still out there. I have a poem on my blog for One Stop Wednesday right now, but the post before that was about an experience I had at Penetang Mental Health Hospital if you would care to read it. Thank you for posting in the ‘Canada’ group on She Writes and thank you for being a voice!

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