SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
In January 2016, soon after we set-up our counseling services in Rexdale, ‘Christine’ walked into our office at the Rexdale Community Health Centre. Christine came into our program requesting for assistance with severe anxiety and panic attacks that had taken over her life.
As a result of her recent mental health struggles Christine had lost her job. She was in desperate need of employment as she was unable to make ends meet financially.
Christine had isolated herself from her friends and family, keeping her mental health struggles and unemployment status a secret from all of her close friends and family
She needed help to get her life back on track.
Christine began counseling with our Rexdale team, receiving support from Bianca and Titi. They empowered her with coping strategies and techniques to better manage her anxiety and panic attacks. They then helped her with employment support, including resume critiques and mock interview sessions.
After several months working with our team Christine felt strong enough to disclose her illness to her family. She was surprised and greatly relieved by the tremendous support she received from her loved ones.
Today, Christine has better control over her anxiety, with almost no episodes of panic attacks. She has a great support from her family and she is now employed and in better financial health. Christine is currently working on her long term goal of become a writer.
Your support of CMHA Peel Dufferin helps us meet the needs of community members like Christine.