New View Society Lights Up Purple for World Mental Health Day!

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New View Society is a proud participant in the Amanda Todd Legacy Society’s annual “Light Up Purple” campaign on World Mental Health Day on October 10th, 2016. World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10 each year with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues all around the world.

New View Society supports over 600 individuals facing the challenges of mental illness in the Tri-cities area by promoting recovery in a safe and supportive environment. Founded in 1973, we provide social and personal growth opportunities with the goal of helping individuals improve their improving mental health and wellness through various initiatives including Housing and Employment services, Clubhouse programs, and Social Enterprise programs.

You can help!

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is Psychological First Aid. New View Society invites you to register for our Mental Health First Aid workshop happening on the 20th and 21st of October, 2016. This certificate course will enable you to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial help, and guide a person experiencing the challenges of mental illness towards appropriate professional help. Registration closes October 18th, 2016.

We also invite you to check out the Beyond the Blues: Education and Screening days hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association BC in Coquitlam and other locations in the Lower Mainland , the Fraser Valley, and throughout BC during October 2016. These events are free, anonymous, confidential, and walk-in and designed as a way to provide engaging and accessible information about mental health and mental health problems including stress, mood, and anxiety disorders, depression, anxiety, and risky drinking. Bring a friend! Wear purple! Light up Purple!

You can help reduce create awareness of, and reduce the stigma against mental illness in B.C.

Want additional information? Click here for a brief list of facts and statistics around mental illness and addictions in Canada from the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health