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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2022 is October 2 – 8

There is no health without mental health.

Each October, the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division (CMHA NS) joins organizations around the world in highlighting the need for education around illness during Mental Illness Awareness week, a national initiative hosted by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), that encourages Canadians to learn about mental illness and share their experiences with it.
This year, MIAW it is being marked from October 2 – 8.
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(Sources: Angus Reid Institute 2022, Maru public Opinion 2022, Statistics Canada 2022)
 

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About Mental Illness Awareness Week: Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established by the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada. This year’s theme for Mental Illness Awareness Week is There is no health without mental health.

About CMHA NS:

The Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division supports the resilience, recovery and well-being of people living with a mental illness and those experiencing mental health challenges across the province.

We are a federated charity, which means we are a collective of organizations bound together by a brand and mission. At the national level, we push for nationwide system change.  At the provincial level we advocate for policy change, deliver programs that support education, connection, employment and housing.

Our programs are free to access and available to anyone living in Nova Scotia. At the community level our branches support the resilience and well-being of Nova Scotians through social programs, education and advocacy based on the needs of the community. Together, we identify and respond to Canada’s most pressing mental health priorities. 

Nova Scotians can rely on CMHA-NS for:

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CMHA NS relies on contributions from supporters across the province to help us perform our critical work advocating, educating and spreading awareness. Want to support our work? Check out our Get Involved page.

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