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Mental Health Week: Building resilience through stories

Each year, one in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue. The theme of this year’s Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mental Health Week campaign, running 1-7 May, focuses on how we are all individuals with different stories and experiences that impact and mold of our mental wellbeing. Our stories and experiences can help build resilience and identify when external resources may be required.

Check out this anonymous story submitted by a Canadian Armed Forces member posted at CFB Borden: My Story – “I broke the Cycle”. This individual’s story highlights how their experience had an impact on their wellbeing and the importance on using the resources to break the cycle.

Looking after mental health is important for all Canadians. For tips and programs available to help maintain and improve your mental health, check out the BounceBack program available through the Canadian Mental Health Association. 

For local and national resources, please see the local Support Card.

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