Prioritizing mental health

CNA activities promote Mental Health Week

5/9/2018 3:23:41 PM

STEPHENVILLE, NL – Have you ever sacrificed your mental health due overwhelming pressures at home, on the job, in relationships and just everyday life?
If you can relate to having these challenges, you are not alone. However, many times an individual doesn’t know who can help or what services are available. To educate students and community (businesses, social group or individuals), raise awareness about mental health services, and to reduce the associated stigma, College of the North Atlantic (CNA), in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), is promoting Mental Health Week (#getloud).
CMHA Mental Health Week was first introduced in 1951 to raise mental health awareness. It is now a Canadian tradition, offering practical ways to maintain and improve mental health and support recovery. CNA will be hosting events throughout the week ending Friday, May 11 at its Bay St. George Campus in Stephenville, NL.
Counsellors at CNA's Bay St. George Campus say counselling services and mental health awareness are part of a day-to-day endeavour. They know Mental Health Week provides a great opportunity to further promote mental health awareness, encourage wellness and work to eliminate the stigma, reinforce positive behaviour and boost mental health. It also gives them an opportunity to remind students of the services and resources available in the communities where CNA campuses exist.
Through this event, CNA aims to connect with the students and community, creating a positive environment to foster successes as they relate to mental health initiatives. The college will host several activities throughout the week, such as: wellness bingo, seated yoga, and art unveiling.
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Media Contact:
Minal Abhange
Public Relations Specialist
College of the North Atlantic