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Mental Health Week 2016

May 2-8, 2016 marks the 65th annual Mental Health Week, championed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), and supported by the MHCC and mental health organizations across the country.

Statement from Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, for Mental Health Week 2016

Get involved and #GETLOUD

Lend your voice to the national conversation and help stop the stigma and discrimination that surround mental health problems and illnesses. Together, we can raise awareness about the importance of mental health and wellness and build community support.

Seniors face unique mental health challenges

The MHCC’s Mental Health Indicators for Canada show that fewer seniors than adults or youth rate their mental health as very good or excellent. In fact, one in four Canadian seniors is living with a mental health problem or illness.

CMHA has selected seniors — the fastest growing demographic in Canada — as their focus population for this year’s Mental Health Week. CMHA and the MHCC, as well as our many partners, encourage all Canadians to #GETLOUD with the message that treatment for mental health problems and illnesses is crucial, regardless of age. It’s never too early, or too late, to seek help.

Mark your calendars

Check out the events happening in your community at cmha.ca or follow the #GETLOUD feed on social media.