Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Mental Health Week

Above: In partnership with SYFS, this is the first in a series of "Mental Note of the Day" posts that I'll be sharing throughout Mental Health Awareness month.

The Robert Gordon University event will host a special showing of Swiss Army Man.

Community members are encouraged to attend and discuss mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual and developmental disability-related services and local needs.

Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano the film follows a hopeless man stranded on a deserted island.

"As Mental Health Week urges us to do, it is time to #GETLOUD for mental health and to remember that actions speak louder than words". She will address the Brunswick City Commission Wednesday about the mental health needs in Brunswick and ways to provide the resources to meet those needs.

She said that residents are invited to wear hats for the Hats On for Mental Health challenge. "We're losing more people to suicide around the world-more than 800,000 people to suicide globally-than murder and war combined".

When dealing with mental illness, engaging in prevention, early identification and early intervention are as effective in treating the condition as they are in treating the burden of other chronic conditions.

Lack of information and misunderstanding; faith, spirituality and community ("pray it away"); reluctance and inability to access mental health services; medications; and provider biases and inequality of care are just some of the main reasons why blacks tend to stray away from professional help. However, mental health conditions are medical illnesses, just like diabetes or leukemia, and not a personality type.

Some will deck their halls in green, symbolizing the new growth and beginnings that education, hope and treatment offer people with mental illness.

Statistics from "Let's Erase the Stigma" on black mental health explain how mental health affects blacks and where these illnesses possibly stem from.

Your mental health takes a toll on not only your daily life but on others around you. Since we know that half of mental health conditions emerge before a child's 14th birthday, it is essential we screen young people for emotional and behavioral health problems.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Kramp is in her fifth month at the facility.

  • Joanne Flowers