Mental Health Week 2020

05 May Mental Health Week 2020

CMHA Mental Health Week is being observed May 4-10, 2020. This year, the theme is ‘social connection’ and its importance for mental health. The campaign calls for us to #GetReal about how we really feel. We commonly ask one another how we are but don’t commonly provide – or expect – a truthful answer. Many respond with the common phrase, ‘fine’ even if we don’t feel that way. This keeps us from making real connections with others. When we go through these motions, we miss a chance to connect with others in ways that are truly meaningful. We all have mental health and we all need social connection. Even prior to COVID-19, loneliness and social isolation were a major concern in our society. The effects of this crisis are greatly impacting individuals suffering from symptoms of anxiety, depression and OCD, which include feelings of isolation, loneliness, stress and fear.

Here are AGS’ Top Ten Resources to conserve and protect your mental health: