Many people don’t see mental illness in the same way, or even the same category – we want to change that. We know that mental health is health.
We want to do for mental illness what others have done for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. We want people to see mental health for what it really is—health.
Daryl Stubbs – creator of mentalhealthday.org
In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness or addiction problem. By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have—or have had—a mental illness. We want to provide the right education for this hidden epidemic.
Despite how prevalent these conditions are, being diagnosed with a mental illness or psychiatric disorder insidiously taints or stains everyone who struggles with perceived issues of the mind
We want to educate everyone on basic brain health, so they can make smart decisions when it comes to how they treat their bodies. We know that brain health is central to all health, wellness and success.
Every day, 10 people in Canada die from suicide. The MHCC is working to build capacity across the country to address this silent crisis. From grass-roots projects to evidence-informed training, reducing suicides means empowering and supporting people to effectively intervene where they live and work.
The brain’s reward system is an intricate network of brain circuits and neurotransmitters that work together to drive you to seek out rewarding things (such as food and sex) but that regulate self-control so you don’t overdo it.
We know that the brain is not a rigid structure. In fact, the brain is extremely malleable, continually reorganizing itself and changing its structure and synaptic connections. Through neuroplasticity, we can change our brains. When you change your brain, you can change your life