Latest National Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign Stories

2014-07-08 16:25:44

OTTAWA, July 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) announced the five Canadians selected for the 12(th) annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign. CAMIMH received more than 50 unique nominations from across the country. "The Faces of Mental Illness are incredibly brave and inspiring individuals," commented Florence Budden, CAMIMH Campaign Chair 2014. "Each one of them has a unique story and they are all willing to speak openly and...

2014-01-02 12:22:39

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each Jan. 3, households across the nation are encouraged to make room for a fresh start in the new year with National Fruitcake Toss Day, the official time to purge the pantry of unsavory holiday confections. Though initially created as a lighthearted observance, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is using National Fruitcake Toss Day to bring awareness to the language we...

2013-12-20 23:21:03

The Paramus NJ Stigma-Free Zone released a new website to expand their mission on ending the stigma of mental illness. The website can be used to view events, updates, and relevant content. Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 On November 25th, the Paramus NJ Stigma-Free Zone, a community based initiative, officially launched a website to expand on the mission of ending the stigma associated with mental illness. The new website, paramusstigmafree.org, was created as a way to help spread...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'