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Take part in Brock GSA’s MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN - Let’s Start Talking!
Did you know that 1 in 3 Canadians experiences a mental illness in their lifetime? Or that 2 in 5 people are currently dealing with a mental illness? Did you know that anti-depressants are consistently in the top two prescribed drugs among Brock graduate students? Let’s raise awareness of mental illness and remove its stigma--Let’s start talking!
The Canadian Mental Health Association has numerous resources (pamphlets, publications) that can be downloaded for free at http://www.thefsagroup.com/CMHA/ShoppingCart/eStore.aspx.
The battle to fight the stigma of mental illness will continue with the launch of a regionwide anti-stigma campaign by the Niagara Region. The goal of the campaign is to help people change their minds about mental illness. Their website, www.mendthemind.ca, will provide information about mental health and mental illness as well as where people of all ages can get help.