Letter to the Editor:
Recognizing Mental Illness Awareness Week and Celebrating our 40th Anniversary at the CMHAFF – Sioux Lookout Office
On behalf of Canadian Mental Health Association – Fort Frances Branch, we would like to thank Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla and the Sioux Lookout Bulletin for the article "Mental Illness Awareness Week Breaking Societal Stigma” (Oct. 14th edition). As the article noted, Mental Illness Awareness Week is observed each October to highlight the fact that mental illness is something many people continue to experience or live with, and that supports are available in our community.
Each October, the District Mental Health Services for Older Adults Program and the Psychogeriatric Resource Program observe Mental Illness Awareness Week with an outreach activity for the older adults in our community. This year, mindful of COVID-19 precautions, we held an anonymous prize draw using the apartment numbers from Sioux Towers, Patricia Plaza, and Cole Terrace. Congratulations to our three winners, whose prizes were delivered last week.
Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, Canadian Mental Health Association – Fort Frances Branch will continue to work towards our vision of “mental health and wellness in all communities.” For more information about the support we provide, please call 737-4996.
As we move forward together, Geriatric Mental Health Workers Claudia Jung and Cameron Airlie, as well as Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant Lead Alyson Martin, want you to take care and stay well.