Mental Health Awareness

> Overview    

Our mental health awareness or public education program works to increase understanding and acceptance of mental illness, to increase awareness of family violence and to promote the development and maintenance of mental health.

> How It Works  

> The program provides resources in print, audio, video and Internet formats.  Print items include the branch newsletter, Going Places, and CMHA Ontario's Network Magazine.  These resources are available to all at no cost.

> We also deliver displays at events, workshops and speaking engagements on mental health topics in many contexts and at various locations across the community.

> We promote and support events such as Mental Health Awareness Week in May and Mental Illness Awareness Week in October.

> We collaborate and exchange referrals with many agencies in the community.

> Mental health awareness is also provided through our information and referral program.