The casserole – the homey meal with comfort in every bite. The convenient dinner. The offering we often bring to friends and neighbours as a show of support when they are having a difficult time. And why do we show up with baking dishes in hand? Because it’s something that we can do to […]Continue readingCasseroles for Mental Health – Why Not?
It’s no secret that we at CMHA LOVE self-care. It’s vital to maintaining optimal mental health and coping with challenges effectively. And we’ve heard tons of great self-care ideas from our clients as well as people who take our courses and workshops. Here is a selection of five cool and unique ideas for self-care that […]Continue reading5 of the Coolest Self-Care Ideas We’ve Heard
Yes, that’s right – you can give yourself permission to take care of yourself. To slow down. To take a break. It’s a news flash for some. We often go through our days thinking that we always have to be on the move. That productivity rules. That we are somehow letting someone, even ourselves, down […]Continue readingBreaking News…You can give yourself permission!
We’re just a few weeks out from Bell Let’s Talk Day, another wonderfully successful day that had people tweeting, sharing, texting, and talking about mental health. But, why is talking such an important part of taking care of ourselves and managing any mental health concerns? Here are just 4 reasons why talking can be helpful: […]Continue reading“Let’s Talk”: 4 Reasons Why
As a mental health care professional, I often have long, heartfelt conversations with family members of those struggling with addictions, and I’m here to say that I’m okay with that! Having been on both sides of the equation, I recognize the importance of validating and encouraging families that they have a right be exhausted and […]Continue readingThe Importance of Being Kind to Families
STIGMA. One word that can just make your skin crawl when it comes to talking about mental health. But what can you do about it? Well…a lot. And it’s not just big things that fight stigma. It’s also little things that you can do each and every day. So, pull out your to-do list for […]Continue reading3 Things You Can Do TODAY to Bust Stigma