A CALL TO BE KIND- COMPASSION CONNECTS ALL OF US

Once again, the Canadian Mental Health Association has designated May 6 to 12 as Mental Health Week in Canada. This year’s theme is centered on the healing power of compassion with the theme “A Call To Be Kind”. We all have the capacity to be compassionate, and we know that by doing so, we can make an enormous difference. Compassion can be directed towards the people in our lives, such as family, friends, and colleagues but it can also be directed towards us as individuals.

To access our Self-Compassion Checklist, click here.

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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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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