GET LOUD for Mental Health Week 2018
May 7 to 13 is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is GET LOUD! It means speaking out against the discrimination and stigma directed at people with mental illnesses. It means using your voice to raise awareness and build support. It means speaking up for those around you – and for yourself.
We all want to be healthy. No one can be truly healthy without mental health. It involves how we feel, think, act and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about coping with the stresses of life and contributing to our community. Ask for help or seek advice from someone with expertise—give your mental health the attention it needs and deserves.
Your path to mental well-being
Being mentally healthy isn’t about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a “perfect” or “normal” life. It’s about living well and having the tools to cope with difficult situations and life’s many challenges.
Each person’s path to mental well-being is unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents and our own supports. But good mental health is within everyone’s reach.
Staying mentally healthy is like staying physically fit—it requires effort. But the rewards are worth it! Everyone faces stresses and demands in their lives, but we all need and deserve breaks from them. Daily physical exercise, for instance, not only makes you stronger and fit, but it can also improve your mood and your sense of well-being.
How to take charge of your mental well-being
- Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing problems with your mental health
- Contact your local mental health organizations in your community
- Check with your employer, or your benefit provider: Employee Assistance Plans (EAP) or benefits may provide counselling services
- Reach out to people you trust: personal connections are some of the most powerful healing tools
- Live well: a healthy lifestyle can boost your mood
- Marathon Family Health Team: 807-229-3243
- North of Superior Counseling Programs: 807-229-0607
- Biigtigong Mno-zhi-yaagamig Health Centre: 807-229-1836
- Dilico Anishinabek Family Care: 807-822-2521
- Pic Mobert Health Centre: 807-822-2625
- People Advocating for Change through Empowerment (PACE): 807-229-0357
For more info on Mental Health Week: https://mentalhealthweek.ca/
Mental Health Awareness Week Activities
Join us! Marathon Family Health Team is organizing a community walk on Wednesday, May 9 to show support and to raise awareness for mental health. Meet us at the hospital parking lot at 6:00pm to walk “the loop”. Bring your family members, friends and dogs! Please WEAR GREEN!