CMHA-WECB joins individuals and organizations around the world in recognizing PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) Awareness Day. PTSD Awareness Day was officially recognized for the first time in Ontario by the provincial government in 2019. PTSD is an anxiety disorder involving exposure to a traumatic event which could include crimes, natural disasters, accidents, war or conflict, […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes PTSD Awareness Day
CMHA-WECB joins individuals and organizations worldwide to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) individuals for Pride Month in June. While Pride festivals across the province recognize Ontario’s vibrant and creative LGBTQ2S+ communities, it’s important to note that LGBTQ individuals continue to face specific mental […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates Pride
Resilience is key, RN and CMHA specialist advises While the pandemic has had many negative effects on nurses’ health and well-being, it’s also paved the way for necessary conversations about mental health stress management, according to a local mental health professional. “It has normalized discussions of anxiety and depression and helped health care providers reach […]Continue readingRx for mental health
CMHA Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) is the lead provider and advocate of specialized community mental health and addiction services integrated with comprehensive primary health care services. CMHA-WECB offers a variety of programs and services for people with a serious mental illness and those dealing with moderate mental illness and addictions. Community well-being is our sole […]Continue readingCMHA Board of Directors is recruiting new members!
A centralized resource connecting children, youth and families to local mental health and addiction supports WINDSOR, ON – Not sure where, when or how to access mental health and addiction services for children and youth? Feeling overwhelmed with mental health information and not sure where to start? On the heels of this Saturday’s National Child […]Continue readingHotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare and partners launch WEConnectKids
As Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Windsor-Essex County Branch focuses on empathy for Mental Health Week this week, the fact that many Ontarians are weary and struggling is at the forefront. Polling conducted throughout the pandemic indicates that nearly 80 per cent of Ontarians believe we will be in a serious mental health crisis when […]Continue readingCMHA encourages candidates to keep mental health and addictions care in mind
As we celebrate Volunteer Week, CMHA recognizes that the majority of firefighters in our province are volunteers. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 18,000 Ontarians currently serve as volunteer firefighters. These individuals are trained to the same standard as career firefighters, and they volunteer their services while holding other primary occupations. Their […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates volunteer firefighters across Ontario
The province is less than 40 days away from electing its next government and a new campaign from CMHA branches in Ontario is encouraging voters to put one topic at the top of their election wish list: mental health and addictions care. CMHA’s “I choose” campaign will be using the next six weeks to spotlight […]Continue readingCMHA urges voters to “choose” mental health and addictions care
CMHA-WECB joins organizations across the country this week in celebrating National Volunteer Week. The theme this year, Volunteering is Empathy in Action, affirms the strong connection between volunteerism and empathy. This profoundly human connection is at the heart of healthier individuals and stronger communities. Empathy is a quality that can help people relate to others […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates National Volunteer Week 2022
CMHA is bringing Canadians together for a nationwide conversation on empathy with some special guests on May 2 at 12 pm EST to kick off Mental Health Week. The event will feature special guests Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Michael Landsberg and Kayla Breelove Carter and will be emceed by professor Nick Petrella. The panel will engage […]Continue readingJoin us for our nationwide Mental Health Week event!