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The Importance of CMHA Mental Health Week

The Importance of CMHA Mental Health Week

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How can we create a society where mental illness is taken just as seriously as a physical illness? One of the best ways to accomplish this is to help end the discrimination, stigma, and shame surrounding mental illness by raising awareness. In fact, awareness is one of the most important tools we have in the fight against mental illness. Back ...

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Reflections on the Day of Silence

Reflections on the Day of Silence

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In 1996, a group of students at the University of Virginia did a remarkable thing. Assigned a class project on nonviolence, they founded the Day of Silence, a day supporting the LGBTQ community. On this day, they protested the bullying and harassment of LGBTQ students by taking a vow of silence. Throughout the day, the students would hand out “speaking ...

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