On December 5th, the Signal Hill Star was lit for the 2019 holiday season. The annual tradition of lighting the star holds many different meanings for the people of St. John’s. For CMHA-NL and our friends at Parks Canada NL, the Signal Hill Star has become a beacon of hope and a symbol of support for those who may be struggling with, or supporting someone with, mental health issues and mental illness.

The holiday season, while joyous for many, can also be a stressful and difficult time. CMHA-NL would like to take this opportunity to ‘shine a light on mental health’ and remind the community that we are here to offer help finding the right resources. Whatever the Signal Hill Star represents to you, we encourage everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador to shine their own light this season; reach out for help when you need it, and support others when you can.

From all of us at CMHA-NL, we wish you a happy holiday and good mental health this season.

Help CMHA-NL support mental health for all by donating here.

Need resources but not sure where to start? Click here.

About the Signal Hill Star

For over 20 years, the star on Cabot Tower has been lit to mark the start of the holiday season. In 2014, a contest was launched to design a new star for Cabot Tower. A public vote was held naming Kevin LaFleur’s energy efficient, eight-point compass star as the winning design.




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