On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, CMHA Waterloo Wellington will join international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day. CMHA WW will commemorate World Mental Health Day by participating in the 20th annual Mayor’s Event for World Mental Health Day at Guelph City Hall.
World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organization as an important way to raise awareness and advocate for better care for those with mental health issues worldwide. The theme this year is working together to prevent suicide, in recognition of the scale of suicide
around the world and the role that each of us can play to help prevent it.
Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide every year. For each suicide, there are over 20 suicide attempts. Suicide can have a ripple effect, impacting families, friends, colleagues, communities and societies. It’s the second-leading cause of death among 15-to-29-year-olds and 79 per cent of suicides occur in low and middle-income countries. However, suicide is preventable and working together we can make change.
CMHA branches across the province provide a variety of mental health programs. CMHA Waterloo Wellington offers Mental Health Promotion and Education across the region. Our team of highly trained mental health educators share learnings with large businesses, small organizations, sports teams and coaches, service clubs, churches, social clubs, schools, families and more! There is a wide range of topics available including, but not limited to, understanding mental health, self-care, coping strategies, mindfulness, stigma and suicide. Sessions range from one-hour workshops to multi-day certification courses, based on the topic and need. Click here for more information.
For more information on mental health services offered by CMHA Waterloo Wellington, visit https://cmhaww.ca/programs-services/
To find more information about suicide prevention in Ontario, visit http://ontario.cmha.ca/documents/preventing-suicide/