Date of Issue: 6th October 2008
Denomination: 1 x PERMANENTTM domestic stamp + 10¢ donation
Mental illness is rarely discussed, often misunderstood, and so commonly kept hidden that it's been called the "Invisible Disease." Its scope, scale and severity, however, are both far-reaching and deeply felt. In fact, one in five Canadians will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives, while many more will be touched by the illness of a loved one or friend. To help Canadian communities confront this problem openly, and with compassion and understanding, Canada Post has adopted Mental Health as its cause of choice and has established the Canada Post Foundation for Mental Health. The Foundation aims to raise funds to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness so that those affected feel more able to discuss their challenges and seek solutions.