Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to announce that Veterans Affairs Canada has partnered with us implementing our international Elephant In The Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health in their workplace nationally. Veterans Affairs Canada is working diligently to create a workplace of choice and is committed to care, compassion and respect and the Elephant In The Room campaign will provide supports.
Too often, people are afraid of talking about mental illness because of the stigma which is attached to it. By displaying the blue elephant, people will either ask what the elephant is about (which can lead to discussion about mental illness), or they know that it represents a safe place to talk about mental illness where they will not be stigmatized or thought less of. Opening up the conversation is the single best thing a person can do for someone who is experiencing a mental health illness or mental health problem. The little blue elephant is a perfect way of doing so.