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Now GET LOUD for mental health!
TORONTO, ON, May 2, 2016 – It’s the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 65th annual Mental Health Week! And it will be the loudest one yet. Canadians are hearing CMHA’s call to GET LOUD for mental health and they are raising their voices to end discrimination, stigma and shame. They’re getting loud for someone at work, for someone at home, and for themselves.
“I think of ‘getting loud’ as a giant megaphone for mental health. Whether you’re shouting it from the rooftops, or talking quietly with someone at home or at work, getting loud means breaking the silence that can surround mental health issues,” says Dr. Patrick Smith, National CEO, CMHA. “We need the conversation to get very, very loud. The people we love, and the people we elect need to hear that mental health is an essential part of health, and of health care.”
Irene Merie, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Smith is CMHA’s new national CEO. With a PhD in clinical psychology, he brings considerable experience to this position, having worked in leadership roles in the mental health and addictions sectors for more than 20 years.
CMHA recognizes UBC’s inspirational leadership, innovation and excellence in maintaining and improving mental health in the workplace
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Last week, CMHA’s acting national CEO, Andrew Jones, and CMHA Toronto’s Executive Director, Steve Lurie, met with the federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau candidly shared his personal experiences of mental health issues with CTV’s the Social this week.
CMHA’s 65th annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). And again this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health!
And we need your help! #GETLOUD for increased mental health funding!
Canadians from coast to coast will join the conversation again this year to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness.
Together by Design
Sept 28 – 30 2016
The Mental Health for All Conference 2016 will be an industry wide event, benefiting individuals and organizations across the mental health, mental illness and addiction sectors. Setting it apart will be the national focus on information sharing and partnership between industry thought leaders, researchers, policy makers and front line staff. As the premier professional mental health and addiction conference in Canada, it will attract delegates from a diverse range of leading organizations.
Canadians are hearing CMHA’s call to GET LOUD for mental health and they are raising their voices to end discrimination, stigma and shame, for someone at work, for someone at home, and for themselves. This Mental Health Week, they are going to be heard.
“I think of ‘getting loud’ as a giant megaphone for mental health.” says Dr. Patrick Smith, CMHA’s National CEO. “Whether you’re shouting it from the rooftops, or talking quietly with someone at home or at work, getting loud means breaking the silence that can surround mental health issues.”