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Mental health organization seeks Faces of Mental Illness

The Ottawa-based Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health has begun a search for people to participate in its 16th annual "Faces of Mental Illness" campaign. The campaign will feature the personal stories of individuals who have experienced mental illness. These stories will appear online, in video form, through media relations and other promotional materials. Canadians over the age of 18 and apply online at <> until June 1. The campaign will take place during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October.

"The 'Faces of Mental Illness' campaign has grown and evolved tremendously over the years and we are pleased to have Canadians from all walks of life join the campaign," said CAMIMH campaign chair Fred Phelps. "We want to continue the momentum towards a stigma free society, and so we encourage all who wish to share their stories of recovery to apply. This campaign is about creating a national dialogue surrounding mental health. The 'Faces of Mental Illness' are Canadians who become ambassadors for moving mental health on par with physical health in the overall health conversation."

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