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Mental Health Week 2021 - May 3-9

Mental Health Week

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CMHA Mental Health Week 2021 – Facts About Mental Health Week

  • Every year since 1951, CMHA has hosted Mental Health Week in the first full week in May, making 2021 the 70th year.
  • This year, CMHA Mental Health Week is being observed May 3-9, 2021.
  • Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health.
  • The core objective of Mental Health Week is to promote mental health because mental health is something we can promote and protect, not just something we can lose.
  • Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek. 

About the 2021 CMHA Mental Health Week campaign

  • The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is understanding our emotions.
  • Recognizing, labeling and accepting our feelings are all part of protecting and promoting good mental health for everyone.
  • Naming, expressing and dealing with our emotions—even when they’re uncomfortable—can make us feel better. A time of unprecedented stress and anxiety
  • People are experiencing unprecedented stresses and feelings of anxiety related to COVID-19.
  • 40% of Canadians say their mental health has deteriorated since the onset of the pandemic. 

Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.

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