Imagine what it might be like to live with the feeling of not being yourself for not just one day, but for many days. Now imagine having to live with the shame, discrimination and lack of treatment and support that often goes with it.
- 1 in 5 Canadians will have a mental health problem or illness this year.
- Only one-third of those who have a mental illness in Canada report that they have sought and accessed mental health services.
- 500,000 Canadians are absent from work for psychiatric reasons every day.
- As few as 1 in 4 children with a mental health problem or illness will receive treatment.
With help from Sun FM, Not Myself Today is rallying Canadians from coast to coast to sign a virtual pledge of support for mental health.
Many people with mental illness say it’s harder to live with the associated stigma than with the illness itself.
Pay attention to your mood – reduce the stigma! And share your mood with the rest of Canada at NotMyselfToday.ca. We’re aware and we’re sharing!