Next week has been proclaimed as Mental Health Week in Timmins.

The Cochrane Timiskaming branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association believes this is a week to bring awareness to the issues around mental illness and celebrate mental health. Communications Manager Andreanne Denis says the organization is opening up the conversation around mental health.

Denis says it’s a chance to talk about some of the resources that are in the local area.

She says green is the colour for mental health.