My pageant platform focuses on raising awareness around Mental Health and Depression. It is a difficult subject but an important one as many people go undiagnosed preferring not to seek professional help.
I was contacted recently by someone who had read my blog. She shared with me her personal story and battle with depression. The bottom line – there are so many supports available but it starts with recognizing you need help.
If I can touch or help just one person I have made a difference!
The Canadian Mental Health Association
Annual Mental Health Week is this week, May 7 – 13, 2012! Mental Health Week is about encouraging people to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. This week has been celebrated for improving people’s understanding of mental health for 61 years. Every year there is a specific theme and this year it is ‘Mental Health for All’.
Key Topics of Mental Health for All
-Kids Have Stress Too!
-Resiliency: at Home, at School, and at Work
-Mental Health is Everyone’s Concern