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Coping with Chaos for Mental Health Awareness Week


Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual national event that takes place the first week of May. People from all walks of life are encouraged to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Acute mental health is one of our Hospital’s strategic priorities, and we recognize mental health as an integral part of overall health.

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