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Today is Canada's National Child and Youth Mental health Day

07.05.2019 08:45
By: Frank McGwire

KIDTHINK and the Manitoba government aim to spread awareness


May 7th, 2019 is Canada's National Child and Youth mental health Day.

The initiative to spread awareness and end the stigma was started in 2007 by two mothers in British Columbia.

Awareness of this health promotion day has gained some momentum but is neither well known nor recognized in Manitoba.

In an effort to change that, KIDTHINK invites Manitobans of all ages to BAND TOGETHER by wearing a green headband today to prompt awareness.

Government officials will present an official procclaimation for the day at the Legislature beginning at noon.

70% of mental health disorders begin in childhood or adolescence.

For more details on how you can help with the initiative click here.