Mental Health – requires people willing to talk about it, and people willing to listen

Today is Bell Canada Let's Talk Day - an initiative to encourage people to Get Loud about mental health, in order that they not suffer in silence. https://www.instagram.com/p/BebPDEMAthn/?taken-by=cmha_bc In the first week of January, Sammy Losee took the helm of our instagram account, and when she signed off, she shared these words. Being there for … Continue reading Mental Health – requires people willing to talk about it, and people willing to listen

Happiness. You can’t fake it or force it. Kat Weed reminds us: your story needs a way out. Let it.

a guest post by Kat Weed I really wish it was as easy as "#choosehappiness", "#choosejoy", or "#belove". I do. But it's not. Choosing to override our pain with false positivity or pseudo-spirituality might work as a bandaid in the short term.......we might feel "better" in the moment (especially as we collectively marinate in dopamine … Continue reading Happiness. You can’t fake it or force it. Kat Weed reminds us: your story needs a way out. Let it.

1 in 5 of us is struggling with a mental health or addiction problem.

Thanks to Richard Nott who responded to our post on the Pemberton Community Forum inviting people to advocate for ongoing funding to the province's Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative. Nott did a little background reading on the CAMH and shared these facts. In case you saw the post and mentally filed … Continue reading 1 in 5 of us is struggling with a mental health or addiction problem.

Suicide Intervention Toolkits now available, thanks to Pemberton’s Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative

What do you do if you, or a youth you know, or love, is at risk of self-harm? Like, WHO DO YOU CALL? The Pemberton Local Action team of the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative (CYMHSU) has created several Suicide Intervention Toolkits, for youth, professionals, and parents and care-givers. Click on … Continue reading Suicide Intervention Toolkits now available, thanks to Pemberton’s Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative

Kat Weed puts herself out there for a week and reveals the secret to wellness: feelings.

I have often been moved or impressed by things Kat Weed shared in her instagram account, so asked if she would take over our Wellness Almanac instagram. In the spirit of using social media more mindfully, to try and boost mental health, rather than damage it, here's Kat. https://www.instagram.com/p/BaUhLvJgiGK/?taken-by=thewellnessalmanac https://www.instagram.com/p/BaWyWpUD7dc/?taken-by=thewellnessalmanac https://www.instagram.com/p/BacS3RJDHZN/?taken-by=thewellnessalmanac by Kat Weed I … Continue reading Kat Weed puts herself out there for a week and reveals the secret to wellness: feelings.