Mental Illness Awareness Week is September 30 - October 6, 2012.
Nearly one in five Canadians is affected by mental illness, yet a persistent stigma prevents millions from getting the help they need. The continuing theme of Mental Illness Awareness Week - Face Mental Illness - is designed to change that.
By sharing their stories, the courageous "faces" of our campaign are helping bring mental illness out from the shadows. Their experiences are proof that through proper diagnosis, treatment and awareness, people with mental illnesses can live productive and fulfilling lives.
Meet the 2011 Faces of Mental Illness