Mental Health Week Kicks Off Next Week

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017 18:41 PM

Get Loud for Mental Health.

That's the theme of this year's Mental Health Week which runs from May 1st to the 7th.

Sara Dias Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch says there is still a lot of stigma surrounding mental health issues.

"Create an inclusive community that allows a safe place for people to be able to come out and talk about mental illness. Unfortunately it's still quite stigmatized in our community and of course around Canada, which is why these initiatives are extremely important to create awareness."

Dias notes this campaign is successful every year.

"This year again we are able to light up city hall here in Kenora green, as well as the round about. Mayor Dave Canfield actually signed a proclamation letter indicating Mental Health week is next week and the City of Kenora is committed to creating awareness within our community."

You can head down to the Green Belt on Monday from 7:45am till 8:45 am to show your support.

Events will be going on throughout the week in Kenora.