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9 February, 2017

Supportive housing, psychotherapy, youth services get funding boost

2017-02-09T10:55:03+00:00 Categories: Announcements, CMHA News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario commends the provincial government for its $140-million investment in mental health, while also recognizing the need for increased funding and enhanced services. The Ontario government has committed to investing $140 million over three years – and an additional $50 million over each of the following three years – in supportive housing, psychotherapy and services for youth. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins made the announcement at Routes, CMHA Toronto’s social resource centre, on Feb. 8, calling it a “big step forward” in an attempt to achieve parity between the importance of mental [...]

8 February, 2017

Keep Listening

2017-02-08T12:12:16+00:00 Categories: Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

My last blog was titled "Keep Talking" and this one is Keep Listening for a reason;  I just live streamed a presentation by our Minister of Health and Long Term Care, Dr. Eric Hoskins who has committed to : More access to therapy to help thousands of people living with conditions like anxiety and depression learn strategies to improve their mental health and be more successful in their daily lives. Up to nine hubs where young people aged 12 to 25 can receive walk-in, one-stop access to mental health and addictions services, as well as other health, social and employment [...]

9 December, 2015

Rollercoaster

2017-01-04T09:57:46+00:00 Categories: Client Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

I was watching a tv show earlier today and I’ve been told by friends who also watch the show, that the main character reminds them of me.  The main character is incredibly dramatic, which I can’t relate to, but she’s also blunt and has a lot of anxiety/depression around things like self-worth, her purpose in life, and fear of failure.  For the most part, I’m energetic and positive.  But when the rollercoaster gets to the peak, it has to come down; my thinking changes from “I can do anything!” to “I’m not going anywhere and am stagnating in life”.  It’s [...]

7 December, 2015

All the Small Things

2017-01-04T09:57:46+00:00 Categories: Client Stories|Tags: , , , , |

My girlfriend lives in the small town of Ridgeway, located in the vicinity of Fort Erie, Ontario. The other night i was telling her a few stories (as I am very fond of doing) because she just can’t seem to hear enough of them. And so it goes. Nineteen years ago my home was Simpson Avenue, off the Lakeshore, in Toronto…A college student on the decline mentally and spiritually. There are so many fond memories of that wonderful time in my life, but in the end it became a genuine bummer. But as I walk the streets of Ridgeway during [...]

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