The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is May 6 – 12, 2019. It’s a time where communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons rally around CMHA Mental Health Week. 2019 marks the 68th annual CMHA Mental Health Week.

Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. One in five Canadians lives with mental health problems, mental illnesses or addiction. But the reality is, five in five of us have mental health, just like we all have physical health.

Let’s #GetLoud about what mental health really is because we can all benefit from celebrating, promoting and acknowledging the role that good mental health plays in living a full and meaningful life. It’s about having a sense of purpose, strong relationships, feeling connected to our communities, knowing who we are, coping with stress and enjoying life.

It’s not just about what you do for yourself, by yourself – everyone needs healthy and supportive places to work, live and learn. Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for information and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.

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