This CMHA Mental Health Week, the focus is on Empathy. It’s the capacity we share as human beings to step into each other’s shoes. To understand where they’re coming from and what they’re feeling. To listen hard and refuse to judge. It’s also one way to reduce and resolve conflict.
Many young people experience mental health concerns including Anxiety, 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.
For this Mental Health Week, CMHA is encouraging folks to #GetReal about how to help. Before you weigh in, tune in. Our incredible team of Youth Workers, Social Workers, and Registered Clinical Counsellors help youth to name and work through their emotions and are truly empathy experts.