We all feel nervous or worried at times. This anxiety can be a helpful feeling when it motivates us or warns us of danger. An anxiety disorder, on the other hand, causes unexpected or unhelpful anxiety that seriously impacts our lives, including how we think, feel, and act. […]Continue readingAnxiety Disorders
Mental health is not only the avoidance of serious mental illness. Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships. In this section you will find resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.
Did you know that someone you care about may need mental health care?
- 1 in 5 people will have a mental health problem this year
- 1 in 8 people have a serious anxiety disorder
- 1 in 22 people have depression or manic depression
- 1 in 5 kids have a mental health problem
- 1 in 100 youths develop schizophrenia in their lifetime 20 people commit suicide in Ontario every week
We are reminding friends of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Huron-Perth Branch to continue their support by renewing or taking out a CMHA membership. By continuing your membership or becoming a new member, you will make a difference in the lives of individuals and their families and friends, who are at risk or who are living with a mental illness.
While we may think of low mood or other challenges as adult problems, they can affect people at any age. Children and teens can experience mental illnesses like depression. Sometimes it can be difficult for adults to understand how difficult childrens problems can be because we look at their problems through adult eyes. But the pressures of growing up can be very hard for some children. Its important that we remind ourselves that while their problems may seem unimportant to us, they can feel overwhelming to young people. Its important to take depression in young people seriously. […]Continue readingChildren, Youth, and Depression
We all experience changes in our mood. Sometimes we feel energetic, full of ideas, or irritable, and other times we feel sad or down. But these moods usually dont last long, and we can go about our daily lives. Depression and bipolar disorder are two mental illnesses that change the way people feel and make it hard for them to go about their daily routine. […]Continue readingDepression and Bipolar Disorder
Every day, we are surrounded by different messages from different sources that impact the way we feel about the way we look. For some, poor body image is a sign of a serious problem: an eating disorder. Eating disorders are not just about food. They are often a way to cope with difficult problems or regain a sense of control. They are complicated illnesses that affect a persons sense of identity, worth, and self-esteem. […]Continue readingEating Disorders
We all feel angry sometimes. Most of the time, we can deal with feelings of anger or irritability quickly. We may resolve the situation or look at the problem from a different perspective. However, anger can cause problems in our lives and the lives of those around us. Learn more about recognizing problem anger and taking action. […]Continue readingFeeling Angry
Some people worry about asking for help because there can be stigma around mental health problems. They may believe that asking for help means admitting that something is wrong. Some people worry about how others might see them. Asking for help means that you want to make changes or take steps towards your new health goals. We should celebrate the courage it takes to speak up and make changes. Getting help is part of recovery. […]Continue readingGetting Help
Loss is one of lifes most stressful events. It takes time to heal, and everyone responds differently. We may need help to cope with the changes in our lives. Grief is part of being human, but that doesnt mean we have to go through the journey alone. […]Continue readingGrieving
Mental health is key to our well-being. We cant be truly healthy without it. It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us. Mental health is about realizing our potential, coping with the normal stresses of life, and making a contribution to our community. […]Continue readingMental Health for Life
What do you think of when you hear that someone is experiencing a mental illness? Some people feel concern, fear, or confusion. Some even avoid those who experience mental illnesses. But mental illnesses are just like any other illness: everyone deserves care, help, and support. […]Continue readingMental Illnesses
Work is important to our well-being. In addition to the income it brings, it can be a big part of our identity, how we understand our skills, and a way to contribute to something bigger. However, a mental illness can have a big impact on the way we work. […]Continue readingMental Illnesses in the Workplace