Appels à communication FR/EN: Congrès national annuel La santé mentale pour tous de l'Association canadienne pour la santé mentale/Canadian Mental Health Association’s fourth annual Mental Health For All national conference
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You are invited to submit abstracts for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s fourth annual Mental Health For All (#MH4A) national conference, taking place September 23-25, 2019, in Toronto. This year’s theme is Connection Interrupted: Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World. In 2018, we posed the question: what does a mentally healthy society look like? We held up a public-health lens to the issue and asked, could mental illness prevention and mental health promotion be the vaccines of the next century? We predicted the shape of things to come and looked upstream. Thinking upstream means taking a longer-term view of the society we want, and creating the social, physical, spiritual, cultural, economic and psychological conditions for people to enjoy good health. And yet, these are times of profound disconnection. In this increasingly technologically connected world, we are disconnected from the land, from family, from self, from community. Rather than reinventing our society, perhaps we need to reconnect with our roots and with each other.