Need a Source? Mental Illness Awareness Week 2005
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Mental Illness Awareness Week October 3 – 10, 2005
(October 3, 2005) Toronto – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a leader in the research and treatment of addiction and mental illness and strives to educate the public in efforts to break down stigma.
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. CAMH supports the efforts of the Alliance, and by working together, hopes to create better understanding for those who face mental illness.
Many Canadians do not recognize that they are ill, while others don’t seek help because of misconceptions about these disorders. Taking the time to learn about mental illness could make all the difference to you or to someone you care about.
CAMH spokespeople available for comment:
The Honorable James K. Bartleman battled depression and now shares his story in CAMH’s Transforming Lives campaign to help others be more aware of an illness that affects 1 in 4 Canadians.
Dr. David Goldbloom, Senior Medical Advisor, CAMH is available for comment on stigma surrounding addiction and mental illness.
Dr. Lori Ross, Author, Postpartum Depression: A guide for front-line health and social service providers is available for comment on Postpartum depression and ways new mothers and health care providers can work together to ensure a healthy start for mother and baby.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Michael Torres, Media Relations Coordinator, CAMH at (416) 595-6015