The first week of May is Mental Health Week 2021.
Running from May 3-9, the focus of Mental Health Week this year is understanding our emotions. This campaign from the Canadian Mental Health Association calls for us to #GetReal about how we feel and to name it, don’t numb it. When we understand and work with our emotions, this helps protect our mental health, during tough times like the pandemic and throughout all stages of life.
And, when we understand how we are feeling, we’re better able to understand and empathize with others, too. And that helps create a climate of support and acceptance.