Mental Health Week

May 3-9, 2021


We are already gearing up for Mental Health Week 2021, set for May 3-9. That’ll be the 70th annual edition of CMHA’s Mental Health Week, and as you can see, we’re counting down!

Mental Health Week 2020 was about real social connection. The kind of human connection that puts an end to loneliness and isolation. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.

For five fantastic years, Mental Health Week was synonymous with #GetLoud! This past spring, things had to shift. We were two months into the worst pandemic in 100 years, and we had to do more than #GetLoud. We had to also #GetReal. That’s exactly what Canada did. Because real, human connection doesn’t just feel good - it’s good for our mental health.

Here are some highlights:

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood with CMHA. He got real with Canadians, delivering a Mental Health Week video message. He declared “Let’s get loud and get real about our mental health.”

From coast to coast to coast, people’s real conversations shattered their COVID-19 isolation. We said more just I’m fine, thanks. We said how it really is, how we really feel.

Our campaign hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek trended in the top spots in Canada.

CMHA’s Mental Health Week Toolkit was more popular than ever before and people visited the campaign site 350,000 times!