CMHA Middlesex joins individuals and organizations worldwide to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. These acts of violence are due to stigma and discrimination against their identity and community. Individuals who identify […]Continue readingCMHA commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance
Mental health in the agriculture industry has recently become a topic of growing concern. Farmers face a unique set of challenges, such as weather conditions, crop infestation, animal disease, market volatility, and more. Often these issues are out of farmers’ control, yet directly affect their livelihoods and can negatively impact their well-being. Research shows that […]Continue readingRaising mental health awareness for farmers
BounceBack can provide you with support in your own language. For those struggling with low mood, worry, stress, or mild to moderate depression or anxiety, you can look to the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA’s) free skill-building program BounceBack®: Reclaim your health. Through one-on-one telephone coaching and online videos offered in multiple languages, adults and […]Continue readingFeeling low? Stressed? Anxious?
On behalf of the 24/7 Support Line service, we express a very sincere congratulations to Eugene Choi, our first recipient of the new “24/7 Support Line Volunteerism Scholarship!” Eugene has been volunteering with the service since January 2019, and is a current full-time student at Western University. As a medical sciences major, Eugene was drawn […]Continue reading24/7 Support Line Volunteerism Scholarship Recipient!
Housing with supports is key to recovery for many people living with mental health or addictions issues. This is one of the main messages that CMHA Middlesex is sharing with the community to mark World Homeless Day this October 10. Evidence indicates that having a place to call home means a better quality of life […]Continue readingWorld Homeless Day highlights the importance of supportive housing
On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, CMHA Middlesex will join international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organization as an important way to raise awareness and advocate for better care for those with mental health issues worldwide. The theme this year is working […]Continue readingCMHA Middlesex recognizes world mental health day
On a beautiful Saturday evening in September, London and surrounding-area community members came together in support of My Sisters’ Place (MSP) at the second annual Night of Country in the Country. Close to 200 attendees, decked out in plaid shirts, country boots and hats arrived at the Purple Hill Opry in Thorndale, Ontario. George Fox, […]Continue readingCommunity dusts off their country boots in support of My Sisters’ Place
The second week of October brings with it the reminder that millions of Canadians live with mental illnesses every day. Oct 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), and CMHA Middlesex will commemorate the week by hosting a Sharing Our Stories event on October 9 at the Central Public Library. MIAW is an annual national […]Continue readingCMHA Middlesex recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week
The CMHA joins the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) in inviting all individuals and communities to find a way to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10th. It can be as simple as sending a message to those who are in despair, those who are grieving, and those who are supporting […]Continue readingCMHA Middlesex recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day
As students and parents prepare for back-to school-season, CMHA Middlesex is reminding people to keep mental health in mind during the transition. While a new school year can be exciting, it can also cause stress and anxiety. CMHA suggests maintaining positive mental health during this seasonal shift with the following strategies: Take care of your […]Continue readingBack to school mental health tips