Season’s greetings from everyone at CMHA Thunder Bay Please note that our offices will be closed on the following days: December 25, 28, 2020 & January 1, 2021 Holiday stress can amplify feelings of depression & anxiety. Support your #mentalhealth and contact our Crisis Response Services at 346-8282 or toll-free: 1-888-269-3100 or Kenora Rainy River […]Continue readingHappy Holidays from CMHA
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!
Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020 presents: CHANGING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE WORKSHOP Suicide is one of the leading causes of death for adolescence and adults (Mental Health Commission of Canada, 2013). Many individuals do not feel comfortable asking for help due to the stigma associated with mental health concerns. Or individuals and their […]Continue readingCHANGING THE CONVERSATION ABOUT DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE WORKSHOP
CMHA joins the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) in inviting all individuals and communities to find a way to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10th. It can be as simple as sending a message to those who are in despair, those who are grieving, and those who are supporting someone […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes World Suicide Prevention Day 2020
As students and parents prepare for back-to school-season amid a global pandemic, CMHA Thunder Bay is reminding everyone to keep mental health in mind during these unprecedented times. Students and parents are facing new challenges this school year due to COVID-19. Whether students take classes online or in class, the pressures remain the same. CMHA […]Continue readingBack to school during COVID-19: Mental health tips for youth and parents
A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of Ontarians (84 per cent) remain concerned about the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19, primarily driven by worry of other people not following the proper distancing rules as businesses and schools reopen. The survey conducted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division indicates respondents […]Continue readingMost Ontarians fear second wave of COVID-19, worries linked to actions of others: CMHA poll