The CMHA team would like to welcome you to our Organization. This website is full of information to help you learn more about us, what you can expect when you visit our sites, and when you participate in our programs and services. Please review the information and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
In addition to the information on this website, we would like to refer you to a website called the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office at www.ppao.gov.on.ca where you will find a list of resources with a wealth of information on making informed decisions about your treatment, your rights under the Mental Health Act and advocacy. Please ask if you need assistance.
For more information about our programs please contact the Central Intake team at 905-841-3977 or 1-866-345-0183 ext. 3321.
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Hearts Linked – A CMHA Book of Recovery
Welcome to the long-awaited second edition of Hearts Linked by Courage, featuring real-life stories of immense challenge, triumph, and hope, from the Canadian Mental Health Association York Region and South Simcoe. Much gratitude goes to CMHA and their story contributors for helping us to keep the conversation and hope alive, in part through this series.
The purpose of this book is simple. It is to encourage compassion and kindness in others, and to look beyond what you see or hear. Everyone has a story, many actually—like the ones in this book, and also like the ones that are not in this book, because we’re not quite ready to share and embrace the pain associated with those experiences. When we are ready though, we will always have a choice, and there are many ways to heal. Sharing your story is one way, because it helps another know they’re not alone … and perhaps it reassures us too.
The Hearts Linked by Courage series is an amazing collection of heartfelt, inspirational accounts of courage, surviving, and thriving after abuse, the loss of a loved one and more! They’re meant to give you hope and encouragement that inspires you to have faith, learn from your experiences, and be present and thankful every day regardless of what life throws at you. And when you’re in the depths of the “going through” phase, let these stories be a reminder there are better days ahead and there are many people who truly care.