May 18, 2018
I am very pleased to announce that a mental health committee has been established by caring individuals who reside in the City of Saskatoon. This committee has partnered with us on our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health and local resources available. The goal for this City of Saskatoon committee is to reduce stigma, promote mental health and bring attention to local contacts so individuals know where to go if they need help.
The leadership and creativity demonstrated by this committee to promote this international campaign is exceptional.
By displaying the blue anti-stigma elephant, people will ask you what the elephant is about – which can lead to the discussion about mental illness, or they know that this represents a safe place to talk about mental illness without feeling afraid or that they will be thought less of or stigmatized. Opening up the conversation is the single best thing anyone can do for someone who is going through issues.
About the Mood Disorders Society of Canada:
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. With particular regard to depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, the MDSC aims to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.
For more information:
National Executive Director