Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week Quick Facts

2023 DateMay 1, 2023
2024 DateMay 6, 2024
Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week History

Mental Health Week seeks to raise awareness about mental health. This day aims to change societal beliefs and perceptions about mental health by removing surrounding stigma. The goal is to promote healthy behaviours and attitudes that will foster a culture of understanding and acceptance.

Mental Health Week was established in 1951 by the Canadian Mental Health Association. It is observed annually during the first full week of May.

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Mental Health Week Facts

  • The theme for Mental Health Week in 2022 was Back to Basics.
  • According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, every year about 1 in 5 people in Canada experience a mental health problem or illness.
  • According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, 70% of mental health problems start to occur during childhood or adolescence.

Mental Health Week Top Events and Things to Do

  • Explore articles and information about keeping your Mental Health in check.
  • Donate to the Canadian Mental Health Association to help fund resources for Canadians struggling with mental health.
  • Watch Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Mental Health Week video message.

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