Mental Illness Awareness Week Starts

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2022 DateOctober 2, 2022
Mental Illness Awareness Week Starts

Mental Illness Awareness Week History

Mental Illness Awareness Week seeks to spread awareness about mental illness. This day aims to educate the public and remove any stigma surrounding mental illness. It also aims to provide support for those living with mental illness.

Mental Illness Awareness Week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association. It is observed annually during the first full week in October.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Facts

  • The theme for Mental Illness Awareness Week in 2021 was Understanding our emotions.
  • According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 Canadians experience mental health problems or illnesses every year.
  • According to the canadahelps.org, 40% of Canadians reported a decline in their mental health in 2020.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Top Events and Things to Do

  • Donate to reputable charities that help those affected by mental illness. Some examples are Mental Health Research Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Foundation.
  • Watch a movie that focuses on mental health. Here are our suggestions:
    Inside Out (2015)
    Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)
    The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

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