May 3, 2021 to May 9, 2021
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#GetReal about how you feel. Name it, don’t numb it.
These are times of extreme anxiety and stress. But mental health is something we can protect, not just something we can lose. This CMHA Mental Health Week, we focus on how naming, expressing, and dealing with our emotions — the ones we like and the ones we don’t — is important for our mental health.
Heavy feelings lighten when you put them into words. When we voice our emotions, the pain gives way. So, let’s understand and name how we feel. Angry? Glad? Frustrated? Sad? It’s all good. This Mental Health Week, don’t be uncomfortably numb. #GetReal about how you feel. And name it, don’t numb it.
Join us for the 70th annual CMHA Mental Health Week May 3-9, 2021.
This year we kick off Mental Health Week with Ride Don’t’ Hide 2021 (www.ridedonthide.com); an event aimed at creating an awareness surrounding mental health. Ride Don’t Hide is a way to take care of yourself and take care of your community.
Now in its 10th anniversary year, Ride Don’t Hide is “rolling” with the times and evolving its local rides into the virtual physical activity challenge of your choice. A Ride Don’t Hide mobile app allows participants to connect with teammates, track their activity, fundraise, spread the word, and participate in weekly challenges throughout June all while on the go through your smartphone. Participants in our community can set a personal challenge to ride, run, walk, dance, or even meditate, for at least 330 minutes throughout the month of June.
Together we’ll #GetReal.
Learn more at www.mentalhealthweek.ca