Mental Health Week 2016: SSO Gets Loud

AprĀ  29 2016

This Monday marks the start of Mental Health Week, the Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual national event to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health.

This year's theme is Get Loud. Getting loud means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that usually go hand in hand with mental illness. It means using your voice to raise awareness and build support. For someone at work. For someone at home. For yourself.
From the experiences of people living with schizophrenia, family members, volunteers and frontline staff, we will share how what we do works to educate and fight discrimination. This week we will share the stories of Elgin, a member of SSO’s Speaker’s Bureau who uses his story to educate the public on mental illness; Matthew, a volunteer in the programs department; Sarah, a mental health worker SSO partners with on police training in Hamilton; and Sara, an SSO family and community worker in Hamilton.

Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join the conversation. Let us know how you #GETLOUD for mental health.