Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
EnglishFrancais
CAMH Stories Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Mental Health Week 2017

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week in Canada, ​a week where we reflect on the advances in mental health, spread awareness about mental illness and share stories of recovery. 

This year, CAMH's theme is Finding Our Voice. It's time to stand up and speak out for mental health.

Stay tuned throughout the week for more links as we publish content related to mental health and mental illness.
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
 

Monday, May 1 

Throughout Mental Health Week, meet the visionaries who are leading the search for the difference makers in Canadian. Today we hear from Sandi Treliving, co-chair of CAMH’s new Difference Makers – 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health initiative.

We will also hear from the granddaughter of an original difference maker, Dr. Joseph Workman, the father of Canadian psychiatry who in 1853 was superintendent of Toronto’s Provincial Asylum originally located on the site of CAMH. Click here to read her introduction to a mental health rennaisance man.

May 1st is Doctors' Day, and CAMH is fortunate to have 390 talented physicians, including our team of Hospitalists. Read how this small but mighty group of doctors are leading the way in providing compassionate, patient-centered care for those in need.

Tuesday, May 2

Sandi and Jim Treliving
Jim Treliving is leading the team of visionaries searching for Canadian mental health heroes. Hear how he is working to make 2017 a year for mental health.

Wednesday, May 3

Peer PositiveIntegrating the voices of people with mental health and addictions issues into the system of care.

Dr. Gursharan Virdee
Mapping out the meaning of communitySouth Asians with schizophrenia share their perspectives about what the concept of community means to them and how it has helped or created barriers in their recovery.

For Lisa Hudson, dialogue is not only essential to helping break-down stigma, and to bringing people together around the importance of mental health, it is also the key to getting more people the reach out for the help that they need. Click here to learn about her involvement in the CAMH Difference Makers Initiative.

Thursday, May 4

Suits Me Fine Fashion Show
Suits Me Fine Fashion Show- Celebrating Client Recovery

The 13th annual client fashion how is being hosted once again by Toronto fashion icon Jeanne Beker.  Watch the event, which was livestreamed via Facebook Live.

Mary Simon wishes more people knew what she does – that mental illness is treatable. See how she is involved in the CAMH Difference Makers Initiative.

Friday, May 5

Coming into the light, finding peace: See how Christine, a CAMH client, is recording her recovery journey in words and photos.

Celebrating Child & Youth Mental Health Day ( two days early)

Person using phone
Improving care with a mobile app for youth - CAMH researchers and partners are creating an app to deliver a better treatment experience for youth with depression or anxiety. 

Giving Voice to YouthWhy engaging youth in their mental health care is leading to better outcomes.

Like many of us, the moment Dexter Nyuurnibe decided it was time to finally open up about mental illness came from a deeply personal place. See how he is involved in the CAMH Difference Makers Initiative.

 

 Video

 
 

 Related Resources

 
Access CAMH

Getting to CAMH

CAMH Event Calendar

Connex Ontario
24/7 help for Ontario residents

Toronto Distress Centre
24/7 Toronto Help Line
 

 CAMH Discovers

 
Read more about new discoveries and research under way to improve the lives of people with mental health and addiction issues in the CAMH Discovers eNewsletter.

Find
out about CAMH scientists who are making an impact in brain science, clinical research and social science. Plus, get info about our upcoming research events open to you.

See our latest issue and subscribe!

CAMH Discovers 

 

 Connexions eNewsletter

 
Connexions is CAMH's free electronic newsletter, giving you a glimpse into the ways CAMH is transforming lives. Featuring the latest news about mental health and addiction care, research and education, delivered each month to your inbox.

Subscribe today!

 
CAMH Switchboard 416-535-8501
CAMH General Information Toronto: 416-595-6111 Toll Free: 1-800-463-6273
Connex Ontario Help Lines
Queen St.
1001 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON
M6J 1H4
Russell St.
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 2S1
College St.
250 College St.
Toronto, ON
M5T 1R8
Ten offices across Ontario