#GETLOUD for mental health May 2-8

get loud for mental healthIt’s that time of year again!  The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week May 2-8 is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health.  Every single one of us has mental health, just as we all have physical health.  It’s important that we keep our mental health in check – mental health is more than an absence of mental illness, it is a state of wellbeing.

Wear Green to get LOUD!

Did you know that green ribbons were used in the 1800s to label people “insane” – let’s turn that on its head by wearing green during Mental Health Week.  Show your support by wearing green loud and proud!  Snap a picture of yourself or with friends/co-workers wearing green and holding a #GETLOUD sign, then share on social media to spread the word about the importance of speaking up about mental health.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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