Mental Health Awareness Week and FASD

At least 90% of individuals with FASD are also diagnosed with one or more mental health issues. Individuals with FASD are not alone in their mental health diagnoses. One in five Canadians are diagnosed with a mental illness; and two in three Canadians do not access the mental health services they need, largely due to the stigma surrounding mental health. The Ride Don’t Hide campaign by the Canadian Mental Health Association, is a Canada-wide event designed to bring awareness to mental health and raise funds for CMHA programs and services. It took place this past Sunday, June 23rd. (Read more…)