Items filtered by date: November 2017 - Canadian Mental health Association
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 15:20

In Memory of Helen Freake

CMHA ANWR would like to send out heartfelt thanks for the donation of $1000 from the Medicine Shoppe’s Tubes and Tokens campaign. The donation is dedicated to Helen Freake who passed away November 9th, 2017. She had been a tenant within Willow Place, and will be missed.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 16:43

They call her a mental health superhero

Alicia’s been fighting bad guys all her life. Super villains in fact. Like anxiety and depression. Suicidal feelings. And then, at the very tender age of 13, a suicide attempt.

No one was listening.

Alicia’s 28 now. And she doesn’t hide behind her mask and cape. At least not anymore. She has an honest to goodness superpower now: it’s her voice, loud and clear. She tells it like it is. And it is hard. Hard to be a person living with mental illness in a world where no one’s listening.

Thankfully, you are listening. And so are we.

Alicia says, "CMHA showed me that there was support available in the community, and not just in the hospital. Amazing people welcomed me, like clinicians, occupational therapists, and peer supporters. They saw me from a different view. They saw me as a person."

CMHA helps 1.3 million Canadians each year through community mental health programs and services. With your help, this number can continue to grow.

This Giving Tuesday, give for mental health. Give support. Give hope. Give to make a difference. Donate Today.

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