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One Step at a Time
June 22, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
About this Event
On June 22nd, 2020, we are going to bring together men to share their experiences and become educated on the mental health services that are available for everyone. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 80% of all suicides are committed by men.
The goal is to make a positive change, to have an educational event about men’s mental health. We will be featuring health care professionals and open a dialogue to pull back the curtain on the stigma surrounding mental health. We have partnered up with the SOCH mental health team.
SOCH is a mental health promotion initiative started by two registered nurses from Brampton, tailored at providing the South Asian community with education, awareness, and resiliency for mental health. As a community initiative, SOCH’s aim is to first ‘start the mental health conversation’ to break the stigma in the South Asian community and second, to empower the community with the skills and knowledge to navigate the mental health system, support loved ones, and most importantly, take a preventative approach to caring for one’s overall well being.
We as Canadians should be encouraged to learn more about the symptoms and signs of mental health problems and for men to have the opportunity to share about their lives. Mental illness effects everyone and knows no boundaries, we should all be comfortable seeking help when needed.
- General mental health discussion (the difference between mental health vs. mental illness)
- The importance of self-care
- How to reach out for support
Register Today For This Online Event!