Everyone needs somewhere to turn. Now more than ever
Are you feeling like yourself? Most of us are not—-at least not like we used to feel.
It’s been a year like no other. The pandemic. The lockdowns and physical distancing deal. The reeling economy. It’s a lot to take in.
Even before the pandemic, things were rough. More than 1.6 million people in Canada already had unmet mental health care needs. There were – there are – long waitlists, harried family doctors, and expensive private treatment. The mental health system is confusing at the best of times, and the gaps in care are widening. People were already falling through the cracks.
And then there was COVID.
You’re not alone if it feels overwhelming. In fact, overwhelmed may feel like an understatement to many. The pandemic has been hard on those who were already struggling with mental health problems.
That’s why CMHA is here. CMHA was born at the time of the flu pandemic, a century ago. We have been building to this moment for over 100 years.
CMHA works to keep people mentally healthy in the first place. We act before mental illness, so that it doesn’t take hold. Our dedicated staff has been providing essential services to people in need, throughout the pandemic and are continuing to do so.
Now more than ever, we all need somewhere to turn. There is light at the end of the tunnel. CMHA’s community-based mental health care is an antidote to a confusing and inaccessible mental healthcare system with its high costs and long waitlists.
CMHA has 330 locations across Canada, which means 330 front doors to turn to; we provide mental health programs wherever you are – we’re in your town, in your neighbourhood, in your inbox, in your social media feed, in your everyday life.
Give us a call. We can help.