Feeling the post-holiday blues? Unsure how you will keep your resolutions now that you are back to your normal routine? Confused about how to navigate the start of a new year? You are not alone. For many, the new year is a period that reinvigorates and renews hope for the year to come. For […]Continue readingLet’s talk resolutions
This article is brought to you by the CMHA-National and ParticipACTION to raise awareness of the mental health benefits of physical activity and provide actionable solutions to Move for your Mood! Move for your Mood As the winter days get shorter, darker and colder, many of us have less energy and a lower mood. […]Continue readingMove for your mood
Webinar recap In November 2020, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Montreal Branch had the privilege of hosting two incredible guests for the webinar “Men’s Mental Health: so different from women’s mental health?” (Webinar available in French). Our guests were Pierre L’Heureux, an adult educator and member of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec, and Jean Giroux-Gagnée, a neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist, and member of […]Continue readingToxic masculinity, a barrier to men’s mental health?
The use of psychoactive substances (alcohol, cannabis, other drugs) is an issue that has been aggravated during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Canada, during April 2020 and March 2021, 17 deaths per day were associated with fatal overdoses, an 88% increase compared to the same period before to the pandemic1. 87% of these deaths were believed to be related to opioid intoxication involving fentanyl1. 100 times more […]Continue readingDistress, fentanyl and overdose, our teens in all of this?
Anne works in a youth centre. For the past few weeks, she has been sensing heavy emotions from some of the young people in her group, but she is having a hard time getting them to express what they are feeling. She decides to explore a new approach to foster openness and dialogue by organizing […]Continue readingArt in support of mental health
This article is not about returning to work post-pandemic, but rather about Simon, who is going back to work after a three-month absence for a mental health problem. On September 20, 2021, Simon went back to work. Human Resources, Simon, and his supervisor mutually agreed upon a gradual return to work and a partial resumption […]Continue readingWhy are my colleagues concerned about my return to work?
>> Pierre-Yves, 73, watchful neighbour and walking library on 1960s and 1970s Montréal >> Antoinette, 84, and Monique, 70, intrepid explorers of the STM network >> Desneiges, 65, caregiver, panelist on her experience with Alzheimer’s disease >> Mariette, 68, choir singer and self-trained computer technician via Zoom >> Michèle, 80, manager of a shelter for […]Continue readingOctober 1, 2021: Celebrating International Seniors Day means celebrating the range of experiences in aging
You’ve found ways to cope so far. We’re here to help you move forward. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, it is only natural to feel extra stress and anxiety. The restrictions on family and friends gathering and the shutdown of the economy have lasted much longer than governments anticipated. The activities and strategies […]Continue readingTaking care of your mental health in times of crisis
Over the years, we’ve seen a steady increase in mental health awareness. More and more, we’re hearing and talking about wellness, mindfulness, therapy, stress management and self-care. While it’s exciting to see increased interest in mental health, the popularization of wellness can sometimes lead to misinformation and the desire to profit from it—sometimes even called […]Continue readingBeneath the surface: Self-care myths and facts
Globally, one in six seniors has reported mistreatment.1 According to the WHO,2 “Mistreatment exists when a single or repeated act, or the absence of appropriate action, occurs in what should be a trusting relationship, causing harm or distress for the senior.” The mistreatment of seniors can take different forms, which can be subtle or deliberate […]Continue readingCombatting ageism: what we can do to fight the mistreatment of seniors