Changing How We See Mental Illness


Offered by the Health and Well-Being Program

During Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3rd-October 11th), Micheal Pietrus from the Mental Health Commission of Canada returns to share eye-opening facts about the ongoing stigma around mental illness and provides examples of how we can all be champions against stigma. Learn about the different types of stigma and how it impacts individuals with mental illnesses.


About the speaker: Micheal Pietrus, Director of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s international award-winning anti-stigma initiative - Opening Minds. He is also the Director of Mental Health First Aid Canada. Under Micheal’s leadership, the Commission launched Opening Minds, its anti-stigma/anti-discrimination initiative in 2009. These anti-stigma programs are evidence-based programs and are proven to be effective in key areas such as the workplace, healthcare, youth and media.


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