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National Mental Health Week – May 5-11, 2014

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May 6, 2014

Public Health Agency of Canada – The Canadian Mental Health Association‚Äôs National Mental Health Week is an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the importance of mental health as a crucial part of overall well-being throughout a person‚Äôs life. It is important to take care of your mental health, as well as contribute to the mental health of those around you.

We understand that mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. Mental health allows you to feel, think and act in ways that help you enjoy life, handle its everyday stresses, and relate to others emotionally.

Promoting mental health among Canadians requires the combined efforts of all levels of government, health professionals, communities, workplaces and individuals.

The Government of Canada contributes to these efforts by investing in mental health promotion, research and programs. This includes establishing the Mental Health Commission of Canada, as well as supporting the Canada Brain Research Fund to advance knowledge of brain disease and mental disorders. In addition, the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Innovation Strategy is investing in projects across 230 communities that support the mental well-being of children, youth and families.

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