Help end the stigma by joining the conversationSaturday, April 19, 2014 by: SooToday.com Staff
ALGOMA FAMILY SERVICES
To celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week, Seamus O’Regan will be in Sault Ste. Marie to facilitate a conversation on mental health.
On May 9, 2014, Algoma Family Services and Algoma Family Services Foundation will host O’Regan at The Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel.
Event tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students with a valid student card and available at Algoma Family Services (205 McNabb Street) or by calling 705-945.5050.
O’Regan is the frontman and spokesperson for Bell Canada’s “Let’s Talk” campaign and is known worldwide as a national news correspondent for CTV.
His is an innovative leader in the conversation on mental health and a passionate speaker, talking openly about the reality of mental illness.
One in 5 children and youth have a mental health problem that affects their lives, causing them to struggle with the way they think, feel and act.
These mental health disorders often go untreated and unnoticed by others due to the stigmas associated with diagnosis.
By initiating conversations and joining in existing ones, we can all play a part in decreasing the stigma around mental illness.
Algoma Family Services provides programs and services for children, youth and families throughout the Algoma District who are struggling with their mental health.
Algoma Family Services Foundation provides meaningful opportunities for the community to help resource these mental health programs and services which would otherwise not be available through provincial funding.
Just by talking about mental health, we can help reduce the stigma and aid people in getting the help they need.
The stigma surrounding mental illness is toxic and harmful to those struggling, but by joining the conversation, things can change.