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CMHA Mental Health Week

This CMHA Mental Health Week, the focus is on how naming, expressing, and dealing with our emotions — the ones we like and the ones we don’t — is important for our mental health.

Many youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Our in-house Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) build trusting, confidential relationships with young people. The youth’s therapy may involve one-to-one counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Art Therapy, referral to a psychiatrist, referral to a treatment centre, or a combination of services.

Our incredible team of Youth Workers, Social Workers, and Registered Clinical Counsellors help youth to name and work through their emotions. For this Mental Health Week, CMHA is encouraging folks to avoid being uncomfortably numb. #GetReal about how you feel. And name it, don’t numb it.

What do you want to #GetReal about this week?