Friday, May 1, 2009

Invest in Yourself!

Mental Health Week Events


Halifax Mental Health Week Launch: “NOW MORE THAN EVER: INVEST IN YOURSELF" May 4th, 12noon-2:00pm, Scotia Square. Staff & Volunteers from Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) will be distributing test your stress cards and the Capital District Health Authority (CDHA) will be promoting their new mental health website .

For more information on Mental Health Week visit; & or call CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Branch at 455-5445.

CMHA National Mental Health Week Sponsor - Desjardins Financial.


Inspiring Lives Awards, An Event by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia & the Canadian Mental Health Association, Nova Scotia Division
May 6th, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, Tickets $50 each

The Inspiring Lives Awards recognizes the achievements of Nova Scotians who have inspired others as they face their own challenges with mental illness or addictions. For more information call the Mental Health Foundation at (902) 464-6000, web: or CMHA NS Division at 466-6600/1-877-466-6606, web:
2nd Annual Spring Dance-A-Thon, Independent Living Resource Centre
May 6th, 7:00pm – 9:30pm, Bloomfield Centre Gymnasium, 2786 Agricola Street
$5 for members, $7 for guests, payable at the door. To confirm your attendance please call 453-0004. Pledge sheets available for donations.


Stop the Silence: Our Mental Health Matters, National Child & Youth Mental Health Day May 7th, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Keynote presentation by the Hon. Michael Kirby, Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Presented by The Mental Health & Addictions Program, IWK Health Centre. For registration information (deadline may 1st), please visit or contact Nicole Fraughton at (902) 470-8588.


Mental Health and Addictions Awareness Event:
Friday, May 8th, 9:00am – 12 noon (register by May 1st), IWK Auditorium, Halifax.

The IWK Health Centre welcomes you to join us to promote Advocacy and Awareness in Mental Health and Addictions. This event will feature youth and their families as well as experts in Mental Health such as Dr. Stan Kutcher and a “first voice” panel and discussion hosted by Susan Hess, former president of the Parents for Children’s Mental Health There will be no fee for this event but seating is limited. To register e-mail or

Community Mental Health Open Houses in Downtown Dartmouth
May 8th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm.

Visit: Among Friends Social Club, CMHA Halifax- Dartmouth Br. (86A Portland Street)
Our Thyme Cafe, Elizabeth Fry Society (98 Portland Street);
Canadian Mental Health Association, NS Division (63 King Street)
Self Help Connection & Consumer Initiative Centre (63 King Street Top Floor)
New Beginnings, CDHA (16 Portland Street).
For more information visit: or call 455-5445.


Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, Five-Kilometer Walkathon
May 9th 12noon-6:00pm, St. Mathews United Church, 1479 Barrington Street, Halifax.
Road to Recovery: Supporting Families as Partners in Mental Health Care. To register & obtain an official Road to Recovery Pledge Sheet, please contact Donna Methot at (902) 462-8658 or Website:

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