Did you know that this week coming up is Canadian Mental Health Week? We all want to be healthy and happy. And good mental health is vitally important for both. No one can be truly healthy without good mental health. It involves how we feel, think, act and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about coping with the normal stresses of life and making a contribution to our community. So are you ready to GET LOUD?
Let’s talk about our mental health! What is it? Why is it important? What can we do to improve it?
Here are a few of the cool things going on in Calgary this week:
Sun, May 3 ‘It’s Kind of A Funny Story’ Youth Movie Screening Organized by the Mayor’s Youth Council, Youth Central and CMHA – Calgary are teaming up in celebration of Youth Week and Mental Health Week with a a screening of It’s Kind of a Funny Story at the Globe Theatre on Sunday May 3rd, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Youth Central’s Mayor’s Youth Council You Belong YYC campaign and CMHA – Calgary’s YouthSMART initative are partnering to host this movie screening to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people. Learn more by visiting youthcentral.com/events.
Mon, May 4 Twitter Chat with Fresh Start Recovery Time: 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm MST Hashtag: #MHW2015yyc Join CMHA – Calgary (@CMHACalgary) as we host a Twitter chat on addiction issues , featuring Fresh Start Recovery Centre’s Executive Director, Stacey Petersen. Tweet your questions using #MHW2015yyc.This Twitter chat is presented by Calgary Mental Health Network.
Mon, May 4 Langevin Bridge to be Lit Green for Mental Health Week (and we want you to wear your green, too!) To kick off Mental Health Week, Calgary’s Langevin Bridge will be lit up in green on Monday, May 4! Support Mental Health Week by tweeting your photos of the bridge or wearing green and tweeting a photo of you and your friends to @CMHACalgary with #MHW2015 and #MHWyyc2015. CMHA – Calgary (@CMHACalgary) will re-tweet them to our followers to help celebrate the awareness and action week!
Thurs, May 7 March for Mental Health In celebration of National Children’s Mental Health Day, Wood’s Homes is hosting a March for Mental Health! Meet Wood’s Homes, partner organizations and people from the Calgary community at Stephen Ave and 3rd street SW at 12 pm. Wrap up at Olympic Plaza features inspirational speakers and refreshments courtesy Starbucks and Crave Cookies and Cupcakes! Learn more by visitng Wood’s Homes online.
Fri, May 8 Twitter Chat with Centre for Suicide Prevention Time: 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm MSTHashtag: #MHW2015yycJoin CMHA – Calgary (@CMHACalgary) as we host a Twitter chat: Suicide and Men and Boys, featuring Centre for Suicide Prevention’s Librarian and Writer, Robert Olsen. Tweet your questions using #MHW2015yyc. This Twitter chat is presented by Calgary Mental Health Network.