Mental health is about more than mental illness
It’s more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows. Everyone deserves to feel well, whatever their mental health experience. And we all need a support system to lean on.
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is May 7-13, 2018
- Each May, Canadians in communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons
rally around CMHA Mental Health Week.
- 2018 marks the 67th annual CMHA Mental Health Week.
- Mental Health Week is led by the Canadian Mental Health Association, which is also
celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
Mental health is about more than mental illness
- One in five Canadians live with mental health problems, mental illnesses or addiction.
But the reality is, five in five of us have mental health, just like we all have physical
- We can all benefit from celebrating, promoting and acknowledging the role that good
mental health plays in living a full and meaningful life.
Let’s #GetLoud about what mental health really is
- Mental health is about more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about
who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows.
- Everyone deserves to feel well, whatever their mental health experience. And we all need a support system to lean on.
- Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.
- At the site you can SHARE communications materials, WRITE your local MP or
DONATE to support CMHA programs and initiatives.
For Saskatoon Mental Health Week Activities: Mental Health Week 2018
Next to Normal
Next to Normal, winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.
Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son
are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical family. And yet, the mother has been battling manic depression for 16 years.
Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart. This deeply moving piece of theatre is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life.
Tickets sold through Pic-a-Tic
Dinner Theatre Performances
May 17–19, 2018
816 Spadina Crescent E., Saskatoon
Cocktails 6 pm | Dinner 6:30 pm | Show 7:30 pm
CMHA is getting a new look! We are doing our best to keep things running as smoothly as possible during the renovations.
Please Note: We are still renovating, but regular programming is back! This includes the Writer’s Group, Depression Group, Quilting Group and Anxiety Group. These programs will resume at their regular times.
CMHA would like to thank the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and Affinity Credit Union for their generous support!
CMHA Saskatoon would like to congratulate Jade on being selected by CAMH as one of 150 Canadians who have made a difference in the mental health community. We are so proud of Jade and so thankful for this wonderful young woman!
Below is the CAMH Difference Makers article. You can also click here to be directed to their website.
Jade Dulle uses her childhood love of cycling to raise money and awareness for mental health initiatives.
Jade Dulle has always loved cycling. This year, she went on a life-changing ride to remember. Recently diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, Jade realized how difficult it was to get treatment as she went through long wait lists and experienced a lack of resources. Determined to make a difference, Jade created Jade’s Ride For Mental Health to raise money and awareness for mental health initiatives. This spring, Jade, her partner Courtney, and her father Calvin successfully made the journey from Willow Creek, Saskatchewan to Creighton, Saskatchewan—a 1,300-km ride. Despite cold and rainy weather, wind gusts of 90km/h and fatigue, Jade conquered the distance and raised over $25,000 for the Saskatoon Canadian Mental Health Association. Recently accepted to pre-social work classes at the University of Regina, Jade is now looking to her next opportunity to support others living with mental health issues.
CMHA Saskatoon Branch was honoured to receive a donation of over $25,000 from Jade’s Ride for Mental Health yesterday. We cannot express the amount of gratitude we have for individuals such as Jade and her team. Without community involvement, CMHA would not be what it is. Thank you so much Jade, and everyone else who has been involved in this journey.
Jade’s Ride for Mental Health is a non-profit fundraising initiative dedicated to raising provincial awareness for mental health. All of the funding raised will be going to the Canadian Mental Health Association – Saskatoon Branch Inc. Their team of dedicated and empathetic staff have a multitude of services and programs to support the social, emotional and psychological needs of people with mental illness.
Our team is cycling 1,300 km through Saskatchewan. Our journey will begin at the Port of Willow Creek, SK on Tuesday, May 23 and finish in the northwest corner of Saskatchewan (Creighton, SK) near the end of June.
Our team at Jade’s Ride is filled with a diverse group of people whom have multiple talents and skills.
Jade Dulle: Coordinator/Cyclist
Calvin Dulle: Motorist (Camper Van)
Courtney Richard: Cyclist
Melisa Harris: Event Coordinator
Justine Dulle: Graphic Artist
Vicki Smith: Social Media Administrator
For more information about Jade’s Ride and to follow a live feed of Jade’s amazing journey, please visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/www.jadesride.ca/
Jade Dulle is an active member of Saskatoon, enjoying canoeing, cycling, camping and performing in theatre and music. Jade is passionate about helping others and creating a positive impact within her community.
A few years ago, Jade experienced symptoms of a mental illness. After attempting to go through the mental health system, she received minimal help.
With an abundance of people going through the system themselves; there were long wait-lists and lacking resources.
Jade took her healing process upon herself by reading self-help books, exercising and using her community as an outlet.
A long healing process began; Jade now has a network of professionals giving her tools and skills to handle her symptoms. With experience and passion behind her, Jade would like to make a difference with “Jade’s Ride for Mental Health.”
CMHA Saskatoon Branch is very proud of Jade and her efforts to shine light on mental health in the province of Saskatchewan. We would like to thank Jade and her team for her donation and hard work!!
Jade made it to CMHA Saskatoon! We are so proud of everything that Jade and her team have accomplished! To continue to follow Jade’s Ride for Mental Health, check out her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=jade%27s%20ride%20for%20mental%20health