Mental Health Week

May 3-9, 2021


#GetReal about how you feel.
Name it, don’t numb it.

Join us for the
70th annual CMHA Mental Health Week
May 3-9, 2021.

Together we’ll #GetReal.

Toolkit coming April 1!

These are times of extreme anxiety and stress. But mental health is something we can protect, not just something we can lose. This CMHA Mental Health Week, we focus on how naming, expressing, and dealing with our emotions — the ones we like and the ones we don’t — is important for our mental health.

Heavy feelings lighten when you put them into words. When we voice our emotions, the pain gives way. So, let’s understand and name how we feel. Angry? Glad? Frustrated? Sad? It’s all good. This Mental Health Week, don’t be uncomfortably numb. #GetReal about how you feel. And name it, don’t numb it.

Here are some highlights from 2020:

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!