News release

Mississauga is Committed to Reducing Stigma Around Mental Health

City services | January 25, 2023

Mental health affects people of all ages. Research shows that one in five Canadians will experience mental illness or issue in any given year. The City of Mississauga wants to remind residents that it’s never too late to take care of their mental health.

Through continued discussions about mental health, the goal is to normalize conversations around this important topic. The more we talk about mental health, the easier it becomes for people to access the resources they need that can help. We need to end the stigma.

Below are a few good mental health practices that everyone can incorporate in their day:

  • Stay active – find a trail or park near your home. Mississauga boasts many green spaces for everyone to enjoy. Getting some fresh air and greenery daily is a mood booster, helpful to reduce stress and stay physically active.
  • Learn a new skill or try a new activity – the City offers variety of creative family-focused virtual activities for all ages and abilities from the comfort of your own home, including arts and crafts, fitness, literacy and learning. Learn more
  • Carve out some personal time – set time aside during the day to do something you enjoy, like reading, spending time outdoors or being with family and friends. Building self-care into your routine can prevent burnout and improve alertness.

If you or someone you know is facing mental health issues, reach out to them. There is help and resources available. The City, Region of Peel and community partners like the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) offer access to many resources to support mental health.

Take this time to start a conversation, reach out to others or learn about the many mental health resources in Peel.

Today, the City of Mississauga joins its municipal partners in support of Peel Talks Mental Health – a Region of Peel initiative designed to encourage open and honest conversations about mental health.