O’Haira’s The Salon is partnering with CMHA to host Wellness Month in April to raise awareness and funds to improve mental health services in our community.

In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health illness. By age 40, about 50% of the population will have had a mental illness. Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. The stigma attached to mental illness presents a serious barrier, not only to diagnosis and treatment but also to acceptance in the community.

“Mental health is personal to me, I have many family members that live with mental illness and I know many people in our community who face mental health issues. I have always wanted to help raise awareness and fight stigma but did not know where to start. Wellness Month is my way of helping to improve mental health for everyone in our community,” said Jenny Andrée, Owner of O’Haira’s The Salon.

O’Haira’s The Salon will be offering stress-fix deep conditioning treatments or limited-edition art prints for a minimum donation of $25. This will include a draw entry to win a wellness basket that includes: Silver Star’s two all mountain ski or snowboard lessons (includes rentals and lift tickets) for 2019, three chiropractic sessions at Arise, a three month membership at Ladies World, vitamins from Vero Health, bath products from CK Design, gift certificates to Beauty Bar, Nature’s Fair, Elevate Spa and the entire Aveda Stress-Fix Line from O’Haira’s The Salon. The wellness basket is valued over $1,500.

“We have all been touched by mental health in one way in our lives and we can all take action to build a mentally healthy community here in Vernon,” said Julia Payson, CMHA Executive Director. “It is inspiring to see O’Haira’s The Salon raise both awareness and funds to support mental health in our community. Hosting a community event in partnership with CMHA is a great way to help make change in our community, while also supporting critical programs and services.”

Wellness month runs for the month of April at O’Haira’s The Salon. 3205 39th Ave, Vernon.

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