Mental Illness Awareness Week was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association. It is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. Mental illness affects 1 in 5 Canadians every single day and there are services out there to help you and your loved ones. The mandate of the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is to ensure that mental health is placed on the national agenda so that persons with lived experience of mental illness and their families receive appropriate access to care and support. If you or someone you know is in need of mental health supports in the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville area, please visit 211ontario.ca for a full list of services and supports available.