Where does resilience come from? The concept of resilience, like the concept of stress, comes from physical sciences. If stress is the force exerted on a material, then resilience is the way that a material bends under pressure without breaking, before eventually returning to its initial state. Think of the fable of the oak and […]Continue readingHow do you cultivate resilience?
These days the emphasis is on staying healthy physically, but that doesn’t mean neglecting the effects COVID-19 might be having on your mental health. First and foremost, bear in mind that this is not a normal situation, so it can generate feelings you don’t normally have. If you’re feeling more anxious or worried than usual, […]Continue readingLooking after your mental health in times of crisis
You may be feeling cut off from the rest of the world and sidelined by the current situation. But it’s important to remember that the isolation measures now in place are designed to protect everyone, especially people who are over 70 or have underlying health conditions. So try not to look at it as being […]Continue readingMaking the Most of Staying Home
Following the government’s recommendations regarding the pandemic, the CMHA-Montreal Branch team has adopted an indefinite telework arrangement. Our offices will be closed until further notice and our programs have been revised to meet remote needs. Please note that you can reach us by email and that if you need help, we invite you to contact […]Continue readingTogether, even when we’re apart!