Mental Health Week is for community, schools, and workplaces to celebrate, protect and promote mental health through various workshops, events and activities. 

2024 Events

Darkness Into Light Walk 
Have you or someone you know been affected by suicide or mental illness? Want to make a difference in the lives of so many affected by this? Join us for the most important sunrise of the year and help raise much needed funds for mental health and suicide prevention.
This walk fundraises for the local Coordinated Suicide Prevention Program
Saturday, May 11
4:00 AM
Victoria Park Pavilion, Edmonton, Alberta

Compassion Connects Poetry Reading 

The Canadian Mental Health Association shares, "We all have the capacity to be compassionate, and we know that doing so can make an enormous difference." During this year's Mental Health Week, let's explore how compassion connects us all.

Join us, and the Parkland Poet's Society in an evening of poetry celebrating the theme of compassion. Listen and share in the artful renditions of lived experiences, stories, and ideas through a poet's lens.                                     

Drop In, Everyone Welcome

Wednesday, May 8
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Stony Plain Starbucks 3011 43 Avenue, Stony Plain, Alberta
 Memorial Composite High School presents a special showing of 'Every Brilliant Thing' 

Presented by the Memorial Composite High School Drama program, Duncan MacMillian's play, Every Brilliant Thing, pulls back the curtain on what it's like to be a child of a suicidal mother, and the lengths we go for those we love. Based on true and untrue stories, Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of how to achieve hope through focusing on the smallest miracles of life.

Join us for this special lunch time showing in recognition of Mental Health Week, open to all community.



Friday, May 10
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Memorial Composite High School, 50 Westerra Centre, Stony Plain, Alberta
Please note there is limited seating available.


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)


This year's Mental Health Week, 'Compassion Connects,' takes place from May 6-12 and emphasizes the healing power of compassion. One way to show your compassion is to learn how to respond effectively to someone at risk of suicide.  


ASIST is a two-day workshop designed to help family, friends, and community members identify someone at risk of suicide and provide them with the skills needed to make a life-saving intervention. The ASIST workshop is highly interactive, practical, and practice-oriented. It focuses on teaching suicide first-aid to help a person at risk stay safe and seek further help. This training is not recommended for anyone who has had a recent suicide loss.


May 23 and 24
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 
414 King Street, Spruce Grove, Alberta
$50 (subsidized fee in honour of Mental Health Week)
Must be 18+ to register

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This training is provided in partnership between the City of Spruce Grove, Parkland County and the Town of Stony Plain.


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