October is Mental Health Awareness Month



In Canada, October is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month and the Champlain Library is supporting the effort of promoting awareness of this illness. According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, one in five Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Poor mental health is not necessarily caused by one thing or one event. It is caused by a complex combination of genetic, biological, personality and environment factors. Mental illness will affect every Canadian directly, or indirectly, at some point in their life.  Let’s all do our part to be aware of Mental Health and overcome the stigmas associated with it.


Adult Book Bags are also available through the library which include a jigsaw puzzle, two magazines, two books, a DVD, a relaxing music CD, colouring sheets, a notepad to jot down your thoughts and a small canister of playdoh to help relieve stress. The mental health awareness book bags are available in both English and French and can be reserved by signing into your library account on the website, by emailing library@bc-cl.ca or by phone at 613-678-2216.