Montreal Walks for Mental Illness
by S.Abate on February 8, 2014 - 12:19pm
The fifth annual Montreal Walks for Mental Illness took place on Sunday, October 20th, 2013 in Philips Square where the cause is aiming towards raising awareness surrounding the issue of mental health, while fighting to rid the world of the stigma that follows this issue. The organizers of this event say that at least 1 of 5 Canadians suffer from mental health issues at least once in their lifetime. It was a 5KM walk, free participation, but donations were welcome. All money raised by the event was divided in order to support four projects in different organizations. The negative stigma on mental health issues is definitely something that deserves to be brought to light. Not many people realize how mental health issues are looked down on, and not taken seriously. These protests and walks are good ways to draw attention towards this subject. Hopefully their efforts will continue to work and people will wake up and realize that mental health is one of the most important things in our society, and should not be taken lightly.