May 3, 2021 to May 9, 2021
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Every May, people in Canadian communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures rally around CMHA Mental Health Week. First marked by CMHA in 1951, 2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the annual Mental Health Week. The objective of Mental Health Week is to shift societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It helps promote behaviours and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance.
Good mental health isn’t about being happy all the time. In fact, a mentally healthy life includes the full range of human emotions—even the uncomfortable ones like sadness, fear and anger. So this year’s theme 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.
Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for info, helpful articles and free downloadable communications tools to help you celebrate CMHA Mental Health Week.
Download and share our free School Toolkit with activities and info to help teachers, students and children learn about and promote good mental health.
Connect with us on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.
Check out a virtual Mental Health Week event, such as a free CMHA mental health course at https://cmha.ca/recovery-college/courses