Not myself today

Partners for mental health

Not myself today

If you’ve ever felt like this, you’re in good company: so have most Canadians.

We all have days when we don’t feel like ourselves, when we feel some of the emotions above. It’s important to pay attention to those feelings. That’s part of dealing with your mental health. It’s nothing to be ashamed of and the more you look after it, the healthier your life will be.

Sadly, some people live with those feelings all the time. You may even know someone. Now imagine having to live with the shame, discrimination and lack of treatment and support that goes with it.

It’s time for change. And Partners for Mental Health was created to see that it happens. They are a national, non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the way we think about, act towards and treat mental health in Canada.

But they need your help. It’s your actions, and those of millions of Canadians like you that will make this movement succeed.

Join us in taking the NOT MYSELF TODAY pledge today.

The more pledges we get, the faster change will happen.


Key statistics

• We have all had days when we didn’t feel like ourselves. Maybe we’ve felt anxious, stressed or even depressed. Paying attention to those feelings is part of dealing with our own mental health.

• Seven million Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness this year; that is one in five Canadians.

• Mental health problems and illness touches everyone and it is important that we take care of it personally, and at a community and societal level.

• Today, there are serious gaps in access to treatment, support, funding, research and understanding of mental health and mental illness in Canada. Stigma and discrimination are commonplace. Many who need help are too afraid to reach out due to the stigma. Others reach out but face considerable challenges finding the help they need when they need it.