Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 1 – 7, 2023.
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. The week was established 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.
Although we are no longer running the Faces campaign, CAMIMH will still be participating in MIAW through increased advocacy efforts, working towards a Canada where all who need mental health resources can access them without barriers.
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Citations and Sources:
About 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental illness each year:
More than 1 in 2 of struggling Canadians are not getting the mental health help they need.
Untreated mental illness costs the Canadian economy around $50 billion every year:
Over 20% of Canadians in any given year will experience mental health concerns, only a third of those people will seek help or treatment
In Canada, an average of 20 deaths per day are because of an opioid overdose: