The Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) celebrates Mental Health Week from May 2nd to May 8th, 2022. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is ‘Exploring Empathy,’ and CMHA HKPR is encouraging everyone to #GetReal about how to help each other.
Every year, during the first week of May, Canadian communities, schools, workplaces and legislatures rally around Mental Health Week. The annual event helps shift societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health. It promotes behaviours and attitudes that foster well-being, support good mental health and create a culture of understanding and acceptance.
“One thing we all have in common is the desire to achieve mental health for all in our community,” says Jack Veitch Manager of Community Engagement and Education with CMHA HKPR. “This Mental Health Week, we’re reminding everyone that you can make a difference in the life of someone around you that may be struggling. It might be as easy as having a conversation or helping to guide them towards care.”
To learn more about services and programming available through CMHA HKPR, visit www.cmhahkpr.ca or call 705-748-6711. If you or someone you know is in crisis, call Four County Crisis at 705-745-6484 or toll-free at 1-866-995-9933.
Mental Health Week Events:
As part of Mental Health Week, CMHA HKPR will be sharing various resources online as well as hosting virtual events, as scheduled below:
Monday, May 2:
- Join us for a nationwide event to kick off #MentalHealthWeek with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Michael Landsberg and Kayla Breelove Carter on May 2 at 12 pm EST. Register on Zoom or join the Facebook Live. Find out how at cmha.ca/exploring-empathy.
- Keep an eye out for the latest data on the pandemic’s affects on Canadian’s mental health from a survey conducted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and UBC researchers, Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health.
Wednesday, May 3:
- Watch for our latest blog post on how you can make a difference in someone’s mental health, including upcoming trainings in our community.
Friday, May 5:
- Join us on Friday, May 5th at 11 a.m. for a virtual guided meditation on Instagram Live with Tanya Kowalenko Psychotherapy on our Instagram page @cmhahkpr.
Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for info and tools about Mental Health Week. Connect with us on social media (@cmhahkpr) using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.