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McKesson Canada’s retail pharmacy banners, Guardian, I.D.A., Remedy’sRx and The Medicine Shoppe Canada donate $40,000 to the Canadian Mental Health Association

Markham, Ontario May 4, 2018 – McKesson Canada’s independent retail pharmacy banners, Guardian, I.D.A., Remedy’sRx and The Medicine Shoppe Canada are joining forces with the Canadian Mental Health Association to support Canadian Mental Health Week and dispel stigma associated with mental illness and build awareness and understanding of what mental health really is for all Canadians.

“The struggles of mental illness affect Canadians from coast to coast. Our banner members have come together once again to make a difference in the communities in which they operate,” said Terry Stychin, President, Remedy’sRx and The Medicine Shoppe Canada. “We are proud to be part of this important movement and to shape the conversation around mental illness.”

One in five Canadians live with mental health problems, mental illness or addiction. Today, McKesson Canada and its independent pharmacy banners join Canadians to celebrate resilience and to #GETLOUD about the need for timely access to mental health services and support.

The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week is promoting and acknowledging the role that good mental health plays in living a full and meaningful life. Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca to learn more about what mental health really is, and to get tools to help you #GETLOUD.

 

About McKesson Canada

Founded more than 100 years ago, McKesson Canada is dedicated to delivering vital medicines, supplies and information technologies that enable the health care industry to provide patients better, safer care. Our solutions empower pharmacies, manufacturers, hospitals and other health care institutions by enabling them to get closer to the millions of patients they serve every single day, while contributing to the quality and safety of care in Canada. For more information, please visit www.mckesson.ca.

 

About the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Founded in 1918, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most established, most extensive community mental health organization in Canada. Through a presence in hundreds of neighbourhoods across every province, CMHA provides advocacy and resources that help to prevent mental health problems and illnesses, support recovery and resilience, and enable all Canadians to flourish and thrive.

 

McKesson Canada Contact

Laura Clark 

Marketing Manager 

587.920.3923 

laura.clark@mckesson.ca


CMHA Contact

Chantal Baran 

Communications Coordinator

416.646.5557 x 24937 

cbaran@cmha.ca