Local organizations recognize National Children's Mental Health Day


She called on those who may know someone suffering from mental illness to stop enabling them by pretending everything is alright when it's obvious that it's not. One in 20 people live with a serious mental illness like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or severe depression.

"It's important for our community to raise awareness and really make sure that the people can break that stigma and have access to mental health services when they need them", said Goodnight.

"But being mentally well is not the absence of illness", she says, as she prepares for Mental Health Week.

"Students become more concerned about trying to get a job to help their family instead of the paper they have to write for class the next day", Harris said.

The local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is handing out "Take Time Out" packages for their Mental Health Week which includes tea along with some mental health tips.

In discussions about domestic violence, its causes, and its effects, mental health is often a part of the conversation. "For me, a few of these solutions I needed to wait years to search out and I wanted to get totally different assist, which ended up being actually the correct of assist". The message she hopes to put out this year, she said, is similar to messages in year's past but one people still don't always grasp. "To spread the awareness to people we may not be able to reach out to, and to spread the word", Lust said.

Classes rotated through six stations run by the school's social worker, Amanda Caparas, who said staff and eighth-grade volunteers working the stations asked the kids questions related to their general wellness, such as "How are you feeling?"

Trudeau has written four books, with the most recent "Changing My Mind" made available to guests at the Bruce Power event. They said the church "teaches that suicide is contrary to the will of God who gave us life", but that responsibility can be diminished.

Trudeau was brought in by Bruce Power and is visiting Bruce Power today and will be sharing her message with employees on site.

In order to determine whether abusive behavior is connected to mental illness, The Hotline encourages the victim to examine their partner's behavior toward others.

Aggregate Industries are calling on construction companies to focus on mental health in the workplace after seeing the success their own programme has had on the company's workforce.