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Dear Friends, June 1st marks the beginning of Pride Month. I read this from a news article by the BBC, June is the month chosen to celebrate pride as it was the month of the Stonewall riots, the protests that changed gay rights for a lot of...

Today we stand in solidarity with all those affected by and grieving the recent murders of innocent members of the black community. For years we have sought to educate and build belonging and better care with our Cultural Competency and Trauma Informed Care Strategy. I can...

Meditation is a great addition to add to your wellness toolbox on your quest to achieve better mental health. Although you've probably heard of meditation before, there is a lot of confusion over the the practice. According to Headspace, meditation is, "a formal exercise to...

Suicide. It’s a difficult topic to bring up. However, when someone talks about suicide or brings up concern for a loved one, it’s important to take action and seek help quickly. What is Suicide? Suicide means that someone ends their life on purpose. However, people who die...

Our Home First Community Support Program has stepped up in a big way to support clients during COVID-19, ensuring those receiving rent subsidies not only have a roof over their heads, but enough to eat as well. Partnering with the York Region Food Network, they requested that food drops...

Bringing a new baby into the family can be challenging at the best of times, both physically and emotionally. It is natural for new parents to experience mood swings, feeling joyful one minute and depressed the next. These feelings are sometimes known as the “baby...

Article by Brock Weir, The Auroran, Week of Apr. 23 (p.3) Porches and front steps are seeing a resurgence of popularity as outdoor living spaces as families look at creative ways of staying connected while still maintaining physical distancing. But they have also become outdoor giving places...

CMHA York Region and South Simcoe has over 100 volunteers who are helping to make our mission, Mental Health for All, a reality. Last year alone they gave 5994 hours of their time to ensure the smooth running of our programs. And last June, a...

With all the information circulating around about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s no wonder that some are reporting feeling a little overwhelmed. Fear and anxiety are completely natural because as humans, we are hardwired with these emotions that help protect ourselves from danger. Here at CMHA we...