In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians are affected by mental health - that works out to about 6 million individuals coast to coast. In Toronto we are fortunate enough to have a multitude of resources available for individuals seeking help for their mental health; however, because of reasons such as a lack
of awareness and stigma, they go unused.
On April 6th, in solidarity with CAMH's One Brave Night Campaign, IMSSA will be gathering photos for the world’s largest photo awareness campaign to raise awareness about mental health. The purpose of this campaign is not only to break a Guinness World Record, but to engage Torontonians in a conversation about mental health to promote mental wellness and to destigmatize mental illness.
So what do you have to do to get involved? It's simple! Find us at one of five booths on March 26th & April 6th and:
(1) draw what mental health means to you (no artistic skill required)
(2) take a photo with one of our signs about mental health
Using both your drawn picture and photo we will create posters and have them printed – and hopefully set a Guinness World Record together in support of mental health! Once printed, we gather again to post them around them around the city!
Interested? Here’s where you can find us:
1) CAMH - 33 Russell St.
12PM - 2PM in the Cafeteria on the 2nd floor
2) CAMH - Queen Street
3) Medical Science Building (1 King’s College Cir)
1PM-4PM in the C. David Naylor Student Commons (lobby of MSB near Tim Hortons)
4) Sidney Smith Hall Lobby (100 St. George St)
11AM-4PM in the lobby – look for our booth in the EXAM JAM festivities!
5) Grad Room (66 Harbord St)
1PM-4PM in the Grad Room Lounge (beside the Second Cup)