Mental Illness Awareness Week October 6-12, 2019
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), October 6-12, 2019, is an annual Canadian public education campaign designed to bring awareness to the reality of mental illness. The week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association and is now coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) in cooperation with all its member organizations and many other supporters across Canada.
OPH works to address stigma and enhance mental health across the lifespan, including programming for parents, caregivers, students of all ages, youth and young adults and for our entire community
We encourage you to check out our video and activity guide on stigma to learn how we can all work
together to reduce stigma and help people get the support they need. To read more, click here.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call or refer them to one of the helpful resources below:
• Walk-in Counselling Clinic:
• Ottawa Mental Health Crisis Line (EN/FR)
o 613-722-6914, 1-866-996-0991 if
• Distress Centre of Ottawa and Region (EN)
• Youth Services Bureau 24/7 Crisis Line
o 613-260-2360 or 1-877-377-7775
• Kids Help Phone (EN)