Mental Illness Awareness Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help end the stigma and open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental health. Health and Social Services in partnership with local agencies are contributing to the national effort by organizing awareness events during that week. Awareness and prevention are priorities of the Mental Wellness Strategy.
Mental Illness Awareness Week runs from October 1 to 7, 2017.
Mental Health Lunch Hour Webinars
These webinars will be hosted from 12:10 - 12:50. Click the links below to join in.
Monday, October 2: Why is it important to talk about Mental Illness?
Tuesday, October 3: Recognizing depression, and knowing the treatments for it
Thursday, October 5: Recognizing Psychosis and knowing how to get help for someone you care about
Mental Health Panel
Yukon government, NorthwesTel and the Mental Health Association of Yukon are partnering to host this mental health event. There will be a keynote speech by Bell Let's Talk Ambassador, Bruno Guévremont. Following this, Yukoners will have a chance to ask questions of a panel of mental health experts. See the poster below for more details.
Wednesday, October 4th - 5 to 7 PM
Goldrush Inn, Town Hall
Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-866-456-3838
Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services (4 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Location: 4 Hospital Rd. | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]