Simcoe County Warden gets loud and proclaims Mental Health Week
Simcoe County Warden gets loud and proclaims Mental Health Week
Posted on 05/04/2016

May 2-8, 2016 marks the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week. It’s an opportunity to #GETLOUD, speak up and stop the discrimination and stigma that often goes hand in hand with mental illness.

 

To show the County of Simcoe’s support of the annual education campaign, Warden Gerry Marshall signed a proclamation designating Mental Health Week in the County of Simcoe.

 

“CMHA’s theme this year is #GETLOUD,” says Waypoint president and CEO Carol Lambie. “Whether it’s shouting from the rooftops or talking quietly with someone at home or at work, getting loud helps break the silence that can surround mental health issues. Having Warden Marshall proclaim Mental Health Week across Simcoe County is essential to spreading the message that we all have mental health, and we need to look after it.”

 Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall proclaims Mental Health Week 2016
On hand at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care for the signing are (seated from left) Doug Downey representing Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown, Warden Marshall, Penetanguishene Deputy Mayor Anita Dubeau, (standing from left) Thom Paterson, Vice Chair & Treasurer of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Board of Directors, Waypoint President and CEO Carol Lambie, CHIGAMIK Community Health Centre Executive Director David Jeffery and Betty Valentine, Waypoint Board Chair.

The signing took place following Waypoint’s Community Leaders Forum where participants were also informed about the hospital’s various Mental Health Week activities including public tours of the newly re-launched History Walk being offered at the hospital on Saturday May 7. Drop in for your guided tour with one of our volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The signing took place following Waypoint’s Community Leaders Forum where participants were also informed about the hospital’s various Mental Health Week activities including public tours of the newly re-launched History Walk being offered at the hospital on Saturday May 7. Drop in for your guided tour with one of our volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The signing took place following Waypoint’s Community Leaders Forum where participants were also informed about the hospital’s various Mental Health Week activities including public tours of the newly re-launched History Walk being offered at the hospital on Saturday May 7. Drop in for your guided tour with one of our volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.