The first week of October brings with it the reminder that millions of Canadians live with mental illnesses every day. Oct 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week #MIAW18, and CMHA Thunder Bay will commemorate the week by hosting a FREE workshop to the community called What about ME? Care for the Caregiver on October 4th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm at the CMHA Thunder Bay office 200 Van Norman St. To attend the workshop, please call 345-5564 to register.
MIAW is an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). CAMIMH’s mandate is to ensure that mental illness and mental health are placed on the national agenda so that Canadians receive appropriate access to care and support. CMHA is an active member of CAMIMH and is proud to support its annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign during MIAW.
This year’s MIAW encourages Canadians to spread awareness and reduce all forms of stigma around mental illness by sharing their personal stories and joining the conversation online using the hashtag #MIAW18. As mental illness, directly and indirectly, affects more than six million people across the country, the campaign encourages Canadians to engage in a discussion on the need to end societal stigmatization of mental illness and call for increased access to mental health services for all Canadians.
We have all experienced a crisis at one point in our life. Something happens or a chain of events occur that exceeds our capacity to cope. We may have reached out to our families and friends to get support, gotten through it, and moved forward; or, we may have found ourselves alone and unable to cope. Crisis Response Services offers mobile crisis response, crisis support residence, and 24/7 telephone services to both youth and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Eligibility: All Ages Thunder Bay: 807-346-8282 District / Toll-Free: 1-888-269-3100
For more information on mental health and mental illness, visit the CMHA Thunder Bay programs page http://thunderbay.cmha.ca/programs-services.