YOUR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

The importance of our mental health has taken on an even greater significance given the current pandemic situation we are all living through. Not only do we need to be mindful of our physical health, but we all need to use extra care when it comes to looking after our mental health.

We are all affected differently by stress and its impact on our overall health is felt along a continuum.  The spectrum of our mental health shifts and slides each day – some days we feel ourselves and other days we are not sure what we feel.

During National Mental Health Week, May 4-11th and every day, it is important to be aware of our mental and emotional health and to respond proactively. Here are some resources to assist you in taking care of you and your loved ones.

ARTICLES

MUSIC AND MINDFULNESS – START A NEW PRACTICE AND MAXIMIZE MUSIC’S POTENTIAL FOR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH WEEK RECOGNIZED AT THE CUMMINGS CENTRE

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ONLINE CLASSES

DAILY DOZEN EXERCISES
with Annette Vezina

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CHALLENGING THE STIGMA OF MENTAL ILLNESS
with Rosanna Magnone and Erika Forbath

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6 PILLARS OF WELL-BEING WEBINAR
with Louisa Jewell

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HARNESSING THE POWER OF MUSIC
with Victoria McNeil

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LIVE WEBINARS

ANXIETY THROUGH THE LIFESPAN – A COMMUNITY RESPONSE
Live May 7th, 7:30-9 pm

Ometz is pleased to participate with Dr. Norman Blumenthal of OHEL, New York, Ami Quebec and TBDJ Synagogue to bring you an evening of conversation and learning about anxiety in our world. Everyone welcome! This evening will offer important information, insights and strategies about anxiety and the effects it has on our lives.

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RESOURCES & WORKSHOPS – ONLINE

RESOURCES – TELEPHONE SUPPORT

Centre de Crise Tracom (24/7 telephone support): 514-483-3033, crisis housing services suspended until further notice.

AMI Quebec: 514-486-1448  telephone support and online support groups for those living with mental illness and their families

CIUSSS Psychosocial Support line: 811 (refers to CLSC support as well)

Suicide Action Montreal: 1-866-277-3553 (listening and support line for those expressing suicidality)

Tel-Aide Montreal: 514-935-1105 (listening support line)

Face a face listening and Referral: 514-934-4546

Friends for Mental Health: 514-636-6885 (telephone support and online support groups)

Tel-Jeunes: 1-800-263-2266 (kids/youth listening support line French)

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (kids/youth listening support line English)

SOS Violence Conjugal: 1-800-363-9010 (support re: conjugal violence)

Urgence Psychosociale Justice: 514-861-9331 (24/7 crisis intervention with police support) this line is for professionals to consult re: psychiatric crisis before calling 911.

OTHER RESOURCES

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS

A 15 minute video giving you tips on how to get started; it is a slow-paced video that will give you 2 concrete ways to start your meditation practice by Joseph Emet.

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LETTING GO

A video that explains a nice way of letting go of unwanted stress, helping you cope with everyday stress allowing you to manage your emotions better. Approximately 15 minutes long.  By Joseph Emet.

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ART THERAPY

Stephen Legari, Art Therapist at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, proposes a photography workshop inspired by Fritz Brandtner.

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