GET LOUD In Support of Mental Health

May 8, 2018

FCSS and the Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program are working together to promote Mental Health Week, (May 7 – 13). The Get Loud theme means taking action and using your voice to raise awareness and build support. Staying mentally healthy is like staying physically fit – it requires effort and support.

Get Loud with us by wearing green on Wednesday, May 9 

Get Loud with us by attending the Pedestrian Parade on Wednesday, May 9 at Wabamun orFriday, May 11 at SP Rotary Park or Brookwood Field, SG 

SP FCSS and Stony Plain Library will be promoting the message of ‘Bee kind to yourself and others’ at the Pedestrian Parades. Stop by and get your temporary tattoo promoting positive mental health.

FCSS and CSPP have also piloted an awareness campaign at the Stony Plain CO-OP Hardware store with the message of: Tougher than Nails. Are you tough enough to talk about your mental health! Stop by the CO-OP hardware store to pick up your resource card and get loud about mental health!

FCSS and CSPP will have a display at the Family Connection Centre, the Spruce Grove Log Cabin and Stony Plain Youth Center with a message about suicide awareness and a message of hope. Everyone is encouraged to write a positive thought on the board.

Tuesday – Log Cabin

Wednesday – Log Cabin

Thursday – Stony Plain Youth Centre

Friday – Stony Plain Youth centre

FCSS is hosting: Mental Wellness Information Session

Wednesday, May 9 (9:00 am – 11:00 am)

Border Paving Athletic Centre:  9 Tri Leisure Way, Spruce Grove

Cost:  $15/person (subsidy available)

Registration required:  780-962-7618

We will address the meaning of mental wellness and how to achieve mental wellness for all – caregivers, persons living with mental health problem/illness, family and friends.

Topics to be discussed include:

· Tips and techniques for wellness

· Questions/concerns to ask family doctor/psychiatrist/psychologist

· Tips and examples of how to navigate the various systems – local and within the Edmonton region – children/youth/young adults/adults/seniors

· Emergency contacts and community agencies

· Signs and symptoms of mental illness


Resources at your local FCSS office:

Green Book- Community Resource Directory – Community Help Lines are listed on the inside cover, plus counselling/mental health listed

211 Resources for Mental health.

Stony Plain Seniors Information Guide includes information on Crisis lines

FCSS Program Guide and City Pulse includes counseling programs for adults and youth, promotes 211, promotes individual client services, promotes programs such as Handling Anger/ Mental Health First Aid/ Declutter your life, COMPASS for the Caregiver/ Dealing with Difficult People/Gifts of Imperfection. Guide also lists the Caring Friends Bereavement Support Group.