Nominate a Face of Mental Illness

What is the Faces Campaign?

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to invite nominations from the public for its Faces of Mental Illness campaign. For the past many years, CAMIMH has been proud to organize and host the courage of Canadians who have stepped up in determination and in hopes of becoming a Face of Mental Illness. They have come to the campaign with their unique and diverse stories and backgrounds showing Canadians that mental illness has many Faces – faces that are recognizable to us all. CAMIMH’s Faces campaign created the first organized opportunity for Canadians to convene a very public discussion about mental illness; discussion which is critical to creating awareness and decreasing stigma.

How to nominate a Face for 2017?

Self-nominations and nominations for others are welcome. If nominating someone else, please verify that the person you are nominating is agreeable to the nomination. On the nomination form, describe your or their mental health journey. Tell us about what you experienced, what has made your journey difficult and what has made it easier. Tell us where you have been, where you are now and where you hope to go in your journey. Feel free to let us know who or what has helped you in your journey and what, in your view, is critical to recovery when it comes to mental illness.

What do Faces do?

If selected as a Face of Mental Illness, you will have an opportunity to tell your story to Canada through public service announcements (PSAs) developed by CAMIMH and aired over a variety of media outlets in October of that year. You will also be invited to a celebratory event in Ottawa in October during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) as well as advocacy meetings on Parliament Hill, designed to continue public discussion about mental health and mental illness. In addition, you will be invited to attend CAMIMH’s Champion’s Gala the following calendar year and to participate in Bell’s Let’s Talk Campaign.

How are the Faces selected?

A selection committee from CAMIMH will review and coordinate the selection of Faces. Consideration will be given not just to the stories told but also to ensuring that as a group, the Faces represent a range of people, mental illnesses and stories from across Canada. A short list of candidates will be developed based on submitted nominations. Those short-listed will then be invited to a telephone meeting. The purpose of the telephone meeting is to ensure that candidates fully understand and are comfortable with the Faces role and to answer any questions they may have.

Questions?

Please contact us by e-mail at faces@camimh.ca or by phone (613) 233-8906.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017

Nominations are open until May 26th 2017. The Faces of Mental Illness will be notified in late June.
  • Nomination Form

    Please review all guidelines and campaign details prior to submitting a nominations. Please note, you will receive a copy of the submission via e-mail once a successful nomination has been made. If you do not receive a confirmation within the hour, an error occurred and you should resubmit. Please also respect the listed deadlines. Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted.
  • Checklist

  • Nominator Information. If this is a self nomination, you can leave this section blank.

  • Nominations are open until May 26th 2017. The Faces of Mental Illness will be notified in late June.