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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



Contact info

Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services

Phone: 867-456-3838

Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-866-456-3838

Fax: 867-667-8372

Mailing Address:

Mental Wellness and Substance Use Services (4 HospRd)
Health & Social Services, Government of Yukon
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon  Y1A 2C6

Location: 4 Hospital Rd. | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]


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