Mental Health Week - May 2 - 8, 2016

GET LOUD for MENTAL HEALTH
 
Everyone is being asked this year to join us to GET LOUD for Mental Health. “Getting loud” means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that often go hand in hand with mental illness. It means taking action and using your voice to raise awareness and build support. 

One way to demonstrate this is WEAR GREEN TO GET LOUD 

Green ribbons were used in the 1800s to label people “insane.” Let’s turn that on its head by wearing green during Mental Health Week. Show your support: wear green loud and proud!

Clearview Public Schools is a leader in the the community for supporting Mental Health in students with our Family School Liaison Workers and the CARS program (Children and Adolescents being Resilient and Self-Regulating).  See https://www.facebook.com/ClearviewCARS/?fref=ts for more information.

What does it mean to GET LOUD for Mental Health? Think of “getting loud” as one big public address system – a giant loud speaker – calling out to end discrimination and stigma and shame. It means taking action and using our voices to raise awareness and build support. Some of the ways we’re suggesting Canadians #GETLOUD include: wearing green to show their support, getting loud on social media and talking to a loved one or friend. And there’s more, simply visit mentalhealthweek.ca for more ideas.
 
CMHA will be keeping track – in real time – of how Canadians from province to province are raising their voices. During Mental Health Week, encourage your students to visit our website:mentalhealthweek.ca and tell them how they are GETTING LOUD. They could win one of 3 iPADS.  
 
It’s time for all of us to GET LOUD. 
 
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