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‘Get Loud’ about mental health

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The mental well-being of all Canadians is important.

Mental Health Week is a time for the Canadian Mental Health Association to raise awareness about the mental health issues of Canadians.

Every year, we choose a group to focus on–to highlight the particular concerns of that group.

This year, let’s “Get Loud” about the mental health of men and boys.

We all want to be healthy and happy. And good mental health is vitally important for both.

No one truly can be 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.

Good mental health isn’t about avoiding problems or trying to achieve a “perfect” life.

It’s about living well and having the tools for coping with difficult situations even during life’s challenges.

Each person’s path to mental well-being is unique. We all have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents, and our own supports.

But good mental health is within everyone’s reach.

Staying mentally healthy is like staying physically fit–it requires a little effort every day.

But the rewards are worth it!

Everyone has to face stresses and demands, but we all need and deserve breaks.

Devote a little of each day to improving your mental health.

You’ll reap the benefits in the same way that daily physical exercise makes you stronger and fitter.

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