With news of today’s stay-at-home order, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay reminds people that they can take some simple and basic steps to help them manage their mental health during these challenging times. It’s normal to feel anxious. Try not to avoid, ignore or suppress anxious thoughts. Instead, be aware of your anxiety […]Continue readingTry simple, helpful methods to manage mental health during this stay-at-home period
(Toronto, March 15, 2021) – As we mark the one-year anniversary of the province’s COVID-19 emergency declaration, a new survey is highlighting alarming trends that indicate the pandemic’s strain on the mental health of Ontarians has reached all-time highs. The latest polling data commissioned by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division shows that only […]Continue readingThird poll in CMHA Ontario series indicates mental health impact of COVID-19 at all-time high
On March 8, CMHA Thunder Bay joins individuals and organizations around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021, an annual event held to mark the social, economic and political achievements of women. The theme of IWD 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, which highlights the need to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness against bias and take […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates International Women’s Day 2021
On February 24, individuals and organizations across the country will come together to celebrate Pink Shirt Day, an annual anti-bullying campaign. Bullying is a form of aggression where there is a power imbalance; the person doing the bullying has power over the person being victimized. In addition to any physical trauma incurred, bullying can result […]Continue readingCMHA supports Pink Shirt Day
As the cold and snow of winter sinks in, Ontarians may find themselves lacking energy as the days grow shorter. Research in Ontario suggests that 15 per cent of the general population have experienced the winter blues, which can include changes in appetite and lethargy. The winter blues differs from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, […]Continue readingTips to kick the winter blues
THUNDER BAY, ON (December 18, 2020) – Russel Metals Inc. and its subsidiary Thunder Bay Terminals Ltd. today gifted Canadian Mental Health Association Thunder Bay Branch, with $10,000.00 in honor of the family of a local employee who lost their son tragically to suicide. The gift of $10,000.00 will be directed to help fund subsidized […]Continue readingFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Christmas Comes Early to Support Mental Health Education & Programs this Holiday Season.
Online, on the phone or in person, programs and services are available to ensure Ontarians get the crisis supports they need during #COVID19: https://bit.ly/3mp0RJJ or contact our local office at: Crisis Response Services offers mobile crisis response, crisis support residence, and 24/7 telephone services to both youth and adults who are experiencing a mental health […]Continue readingResources for Crisis – Ontario
Thank you to everyone who attended the Mental Illness Awareness Week Workshop; Changing the Conservation about Suicide and Depression with CMHA Thunder Bay and Sullivan + Association Clinical Psychology. Please feel free to view the evening’s presentation, speakers, guest panel, and questions at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IySsa4bZosg&feature=youtu.be Continue readingChanging the Conversation about Suicide and Depression Workshop – Presentation & Video Now Available
What is it? Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, is a kind of depression that appears at certain times of the year. It usually begins in the fall when the days get shorter and lasts through the winter. SAD doesn’t only happen in the colder months though. A less common form of seasonal affective disorder affects […]Continue readingShine the Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – Light Therapy Lamp Giveaway
Endorsed and funded by the Government of Ontario and Ministry of Health, Togetherall (formally Big White Wall) is a clinically moderated, online peer-to-peer mental health community that empowers individuals to anonymously seek and provide support 24/7. Best of all, Togetherall is FREE to ALL Ontarians aged 16+! Register today using a valid Ontario postal code […]Continue readingBig White Wall is now Togetherall: Same great service, just a different name!