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From: Friday, September 29, 2017 2:52 PM -0400
Subject:Mental Illness Awareness Week 2017
October 1 – 7, 2017 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) across Canada.  This year’s theme is “Spreading Awareness, Reducing Stigma”, which aligns with Bluewater District School Board’s strategic priority to Create conditions where students, staff, and parents/caregivers are comfortable and confident in seeking help and responding to student mental health and emotional well-being.      

Image of Mental Illness Awareness Week graphicLocally, there are a number of special events planned in recognition of MIAW.  Please visit the website of the Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce to learn more.    

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health website features a wealth of resources and information, including MIAW materials.  Please visit  On social media, Canadians are encouraged to use the hashtag #MIAW2017 during this important special awareness week.