Seasonal Stress: There is help

 

“The holidays and the harshness of the winter season can bring stress to many and it’s important that people be aware of the wide array of services that exist in the province,” said Bob Bond, Chair of OAMHP. “Given that an estimated 1 in 5 Canadians will develop a mental illness at some point in their lives, it is essential individuals know that the mental health field is multifaceted and there are many resources available dependent on the issues being faced.”

The OAMHP finds that the area of Canadian healthcare most complex to negotiate on the consumer side, and to orchestrate on the provider side, is mental health.  From art therapy to play therapy to spiritual care, there are a myriad of services that focus on mental, emotional, spiritual and/or social wellbeing and it is critical those in Ontario know where to look if they or a family member or friend are experiencing mental health issues.

“The happiness of the holidays can be overshadowed by mental health issues, but it’s important to know there are organizations able to help,” concluded Bond. ”The OAMHP  member professional associations are eager to serve, and ready to promote Ontarians’ healing.

The Ontario Alliance of Mental Health Practitioners(OAMHP) is an umbrella organization whose 13 members are professional associations and institutions invested to work together in province’s field of mental health. OAMHP was formed to address the issue of regulating counselling and psychotherapy. 

For more information, please contact:

Cynthia Waldmeier, Public Relations

Phone: 613-233-8906   Cell: 613-894-2128

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