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CMHA Mental Health Week begins May 3

Once again, the Haut-Saint-Laurent Social Distress Committee is participating in the outreach of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Mental Health Week from May 3 to 9.

Since 1951, CMHA has held Mental Health Week during the first week of May. This year’s campaign consists of distributing awareness-raising tools such as posters, leaflets, and postcards to pharmacies, grocery stores, and schools. Many issues have been exacerbated by the pandemic, and the goal is to reach out to community members and encourage them to speak up about any mental health challenges they may be facing. The leaflets and postcards can be filled in and mailed or kept.

In this difficult time, the Haut-Saint-Laurent Social Distress Committee would like to remind people that local resources are there for them. Those interested can visit the psychological services section of the Santé Montérégie portal: santemonteregie.qc.ca/en/services. There is also a list of various health and social services available in the MRC at www.cdchsl.org/health-and-social-services.

For more information on Mental Health Week, visit the website: mentalhealthweek.ca/en/kits-doutils-2021. The local initiative was made possible thanks to the financial support from Huntingdon’s MNA, Claire IsaBelle.

(RP)

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