Creating change within Canada’s mental health system is a major undertaking, and inspiring change within individual attitudes and behaviours is an even bigger task. Even so, with the assistance of individuals and organizations throughout the country, it is happening in measurable ways, as outlined in the Mental Health Commission’s Annual Report 2012-13.
Read the interactive flip book, or download the printable PDF version, to learn about major milestones on the road to a healthier Canada. You’ll see evidence of the growing interest in mental health across the country, reflected in the success of multiple initiatives and projects. You’ll read about evidence-based knowledge that is laying the foundation for a future mental health system characterized by recovery and wellbeing.
But don’t take our word for it. Watch the accompanying videos featuring the words of individual Canadians who have been touched by the Commission’s work. You’ll see how partnership and collaboration is central to all we do, and how all Canadians have a role to play in eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness.
Myra Piat, a researcher with the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montréal, talks about the Mental Health Strategy for Canada.
Business leaders, labour and government talk about their support for the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
Eireann Day, a participant in the At Home/Chez Soi project in Vancouver, explains how having a home of one’s own can make the difference between surviving and thriving.
Erin Michalak, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia, says working with the MHCC’s Knowledge Exchange Centre has advanced her research into biopolar disorder.
Violet Shepherd, a Mental Health First Aid instructor in Edmonton, Alberta, talks about her experience.
Actor Glenn Close and the Honourable Lisa Raitt talk about stigma and Opening Minds.
In the interests of the environment, we encourage you to use the electronic versions of the Annual Report. However, a printed version is also available - to request a copy, click here to send a message by email. Please include your name and mailing address.