Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020
October 4 - October 10
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) 2020 is a week to celebrate mental health, and also a week to educate yourself on the effects of mental illness and those in recovery.
Many Canadians are now realizing that “that there is no health without mental health”, and this year’s theme certainly speaks to our current world conditions as well as makes a powerful statement about health and safety in general. There has been a positive change in mental health realization and education, and we’d like to continue this momentum by celebrating this movement.
The Faces campaign created by Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) clearly shows that the notion that mental illness only affects certain types of people, or that it is something to be ashamed of is an outdated one, and we now know that any of us can be susceptible to mental illness and that being open and honest with ourselves and others about mental health is necessary to the healing process. Being aware and using best mental health practices on a daily basis is crucial to all of our wellbeing.