Published on April 26, 2022
Mental Health Walk Returns May 6
Every May, the Canadian Mental Health Association encourages Canadians to connect more deeply with their own mental health and to spend some time focusing on the importance of maintaining mental health just like any other part of their wellness check in.
This year Mental Health Week (May 2 to 8) focuses on building empathy for each other and imagining what life might be like in someone else’s shoes. These past few years, we don’t need to try too hard when imagining the struggles others might be facing. At some level, despite our differences, there has been a common thread uniting us: the past two years have been tough on everyone.
Last year, while still underscoring the importance of taking time to focus on our own mental health journeys, we couldn’t gather in a group to support one another, and our annual walk needed to go virtual. Now, as Provincial public health measures have eased, we are once again able to gather to show support for those struggling with their mental health.
“We need to keep working at reducing the stigma and promoting the importance of mental wellbeing,” says Jen Becker, Community Development Coordinator with the City of St. Albert. “Mental Health Week is a chance to do just that and this walk is a way of getting out in the community to show your commitment to your own mental health while supporting others with theirs. It’s a way to reduce the stigma of making mental wellness part of your health journey.”
Join us at Lions Park on Friday, May 6 at 6:30 p.m. for a reinvigoration of our Annual Mental Health Walk in St. Albert. Reach out to check in with others on how they might be doing and invite them to join you for an evening stroll in the park.
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Last edited: April 27, 2022