This is the biggest, mental health advocacy in Canada and the world.
You Are Sick Not Weak!
End The Stigma!
When someone tell me to get outside to feel better, it does help me to feel better,
but I need a lot more than that.
~ Clara Hughes ( Mental Health Adovcate)
One in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life.
Five Simple Ways to Help End the Stigma around Mental Illness.
- Language matters
Words can help, but they can also hurt. Pay attention to the words you use.
Words such as; “psycho” or “nut” can be hurtful.
- Educate yourself
Myths exist about mental illness that contributes to stigma. Learn the facts.
Be knowledgeable and help fight stigma with facts.
- Be Kind
Small acts of kindness speak volumes.
Treat a person who has a mental illness with the kindness and care you give
to people with other illnesses.
- Listen and ask
Sometimes it’s best to just listen.
Don’t trivialize someone’s illness. Instead, say: “I’m sorry to hear that,
it must be a difficult time.
- Talk about it
Start a dialogue, not a debate.
Break the silence. Talk about how mental illness touches us all in some