May 4 - 10 is Mental Health Week
and this year’s theme is “Get Loud for Mental Health
”, focusing on the mental health of men and boys. Mental illness often goes undetected or untreated in men due to an additional pressure associated with stigma. Men may be reluctant to seek help because they feel it is 'unmanly' to admit that they are struggling, and neglect the resources available to help them.
The overarching focus this year, as it is every year, is to get people talking about, engaging and reflecting on mental health issues.
Here’s some of what you can look for that CAMH is focusing on this week:
Child Youth Workers: guiding the next generation
This week is also Children’s Mental Health Week. Meet some of CAMH’s Child Youth Workers and to learn more about what they do and why their work is key to helping the next generation grow up healthy. Click here for more information.
Celebrate Mental Health Week with the LEARN community at CAMH!
CAMH offers a range of services for young people experiencing early signs of psychosis through LEARN. This week, from May 4 - 8, LEARN is featuring a variety of activities for clients and family, including a day of board games, an alumni speakers panel and a bookmark installation. Click here for information.
Going “Glo-cal” for Mental Health (May 6 to 8)
CAMH and the University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry are co-hosting the first global mental health conference, entitled “Going ‘Glo-cal’: Global Lessons for Local Benefit”. The three-day conference features key talks by filmmaker Deepa Mehta and mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau.
Join us at noon via #CAMHchats for a Tweet chat: engaging youth about mental health
Stay tuned for all that and more coming up this Mental Health Week!