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CMHA’s 73rd National Mental Health Week is May 6-12

May 6, 2024


CMHA’s 73rd National Mental Health Week is May 6-12 The theme this year is “Healing through Compassion”

Charlottetown—The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 73rd annual National Mental Health Week is May 6-12. The week is a social change campaign to shift attitudes and perceptions about mental health. This year’s theme, “Healing through Compassion,” calls on Canadians to show kindness towards themselves and others. We all have the capacity to be compassionate, and we know that doing so can make an enormous difference. In a world plagued by suffering, CMHA emphasizes that kindness is equally intrinsic to our humanity.

Practicing compassion is fundamental to creating a more just and equitable society. It helps to establish trust, strengthen relationships, and cultivate a sense of community. Canadians face worrying levels of stress, anxiety, and loneliness heightened by social inequality, an affordability crisis, political divisiveness, and ongoing climate concerns. In this context, a call to be kind is more relevant than ever,

To learn more about this year’s Mental Health Week, visit CMHA’s National Mental Health Week site: There’s lots of resources for sharing, including a downloadable toolkit. For information on CMHA PEI’s Mental Health Week activities, go to their web-site: and follow the organization’s social media channels on Facebook, X, Instagram and Linkedin.

CMHA PEI’s Executive Director, Shelley Muzika, says, “The theme for Mental Health Week this year is one we can all really benefit from. In these challenging times it is important to offer compassion to both ourselves and others. Compassion connects us all and has many mental health benefits. It is a very important part of our mental well-being.”

For more information on programs and services of CMHA-PEI, please visit their web-site: If you are interested in donating to CMHA PEI you can also visit the web-site or call 902-566-3034 between 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday, or by mail to: P.O. Box 785, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1S1. Any donations made to CMHA-PEI stay in the province in support of mental health programs an services for Islanders.


Mental Health Week was introduced by CMHA in 1951 and has since become a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. To learn more visit: Connect on social media using the hashtags #MentalHealthWeek and #CompassionConnects.

Each year 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness or mental health issue, but 5 in 5 Canadians have mental health – we all need to have access to mental health care.

The Canadian Mental Health Association – PEI is one of ten provincial divisions of Canada’s first and only truly national mental health organization. Specialized services and supports are delivered in, and tailored to, the community and its mental health needs. CMHA-PEI exists to promote the mental health of all persons on the Island by working with individuals, groups and communities to increase control over and enhance their mental health. CMHA also provides advocacy, programs and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses and support recovery and resilience. For more information visit the web-site:

For more information or to arrange for an interview, please contact:

Lori Morris

Communication Coordinator

[email protected]


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