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This year on Mental Health Week, acknowledge your emotions — even negative ones: Blind River mayor

Mayor also acknowledged National Nurses Week which takes place from May 10 to 16
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Blind River mayor Sally Hagman took the opportunity at this evening’s virtual council meeting to recognize a number of community individuals and organizations in their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There are a number of organizations and individuals that council would like to recognize tonight. At our last council meeting, council proclaimed the month of May as Community Living Algoma Awareness month in the Town of Blind River,” she said. “We also recognized our physicians during National Physicians’ Day.

“Tonight, I would like to draw your attention to the Canadian Mental Health Association ~ Mental Health Week which is May 3-9. We’ve all been under a lot of stress over the past 14 months with the pandemic. It’s important that we acknowledge these emotions as even in times of extreme anxiety and stress, mental health is something we can protect; not just something we can lose,” she added.

“This CMHA Mental Health Week let’s focus on naming, expressing and dealing with our emotions – the ones we like as well as the ones we don’t. It’s important for our mental health.”

Next week (May 10 – 16) is National Nurses Week, she stated.

“We know that our nurses, our personals workers and our allied health professionals have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Our health care professionals are maxed and to show our appreciation for all that they do, a special surprise will take place at the NSHN next week,” Mayor Hagman said without saying what the surprise is.

“In recognition for these incredible providers please acknowledge their dedication to our heath care need.”