#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.
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.
GET THE MHW 2021 TOOLKIT
Visit mentalhealthweek.ca for more information, key messages, social media graphics, and resources.
• DOWNLOAD THE TOOLKITS HERE.
• DOWNLOAD EXCLUSIVE MHW DIGITAL SIGNAGE AND BILLBOARDS HERE.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
• Light It Up Green
Put a green light bulb above your front door or use green lights in your window. Share a photo of your home, business, or community lit up in green and tag us @CMHANL + #LightItUpGreenNL.
• Wear Green and #GetReal
Choose a day between May 3-9 to wear green. Snap a pic and tag us @CMHANL.
• Join Our Virtual Events
• Make a Donation
When you donate to CMHA-NL, you help support the work we do across Newfoundland and Labrador.
• Shop at Participating Retailers
We’re excited to partner with local retailers who want to #GetLoud and support mental health in our province. By shopping with the following businesses during Mental Health Week, you can help support CMHA-NL – just ask them how!
#GetReal SPEECH BALLOONS AND VIDEO BACKGROUNDS
Download and print our speech bubbles (PDF with 4 pages) and share your photo with us @CMHANL. Not sure what to write? Click here for examples of how you can #GetReal with the people around you.
Download our Zoom backgrounds (zip file with 10 images) and use them in your next video call! Remember, Zoom videos are mirrored by default. You will see the background as being “backwards” but your co-participants will see the correct version. For those who want to take a screenshot of themselves and see their background in the correct orientation, we have included one background for this purpose.
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK PROCLAMATIONS
For 70 years, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has hosted Mental Health Week in Canada during the first week of May. CMHA-NL has requested that all municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador proclaim May 3-9, 2021 as CMHA Mental Health Week in our province. Get your proclamation kit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. View signing photos here.
CONNECT WITH US
Find us @CMHANL on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn and use the hashtags #GetReal, #MentalHealthWeek, and #LightItUpGreenNL.
If you are hosting an event or interested in becoming a Proud Supporter of CMHA-NL, please contact our Fund Development Coordinator.
Email Me About Mental Health Week Events
Join CMHA-NL’s Annual Membership
ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
Mental Health Week is a national CMHA event that is held annually during the first week in May to engage all Canadians on the topic of mental health.
CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. Today, MHW offers practical ways to maintain and improve mental health and support recovery from mental illness and addictions. Across Canada, Mental Health Week events and activities are hosted in hundreds of CMHA community divisions, from St. John’s to Prince George, to provide Canadians with information, resources and practical ways to stay mentally healthy all year.