Those coping with mental health issues during the holiday season often find it to be a daunting, overwhelming, and stressful period. Statistics have shown that 67% of people with addictions and mental illnesses struggle the most in those first two weeks of the holiday season. That’s why CMHA Peel Dufferin offers support and information to people affected by mental health issues – so no one needs to feel alone in their struggle.
What is wellness? Wellness is the process of finding balance in 7 key areas of life – emotional, physical, social, environmental, vocational, spiritual and intellectual. It involves taking care of your physical and mental health to live a happy and healthy life.
Our Client Wellness Committee develops stigma-free programs such as our client family holiday event which celebrates client successes and recovery with family, friends and supportive staff. 21% of our clients expressed that this was their only opportunity to celebrate the holidays. Our Wellness initiatives are not government funded. Your generous donations help people move away from the stigma, isolation and loneliness that often follow in the wake of a mental health issue.
Your donation to CMHA Peel Dufferin will help others like Kahled. It ensure that we offer our Client Wellness Program with initiatives like recovery groups, the Wellness Path Workbook, education sessions, the Wellness Expo and our annual family holiday event.
Give a gift that counts. Give the gift of wellness.