Community Kitchen Offers Ingredients for Success

Posted on 30th October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community Kitchen
For nine years, Courtney, 28, couldn’t leave her house because of panic attacks. Social anxiety disorder and PTSD affected her well-being and quality of life. Today, a Salvation Army community kitchen is giving her a chance to heal, learn valuable information and live healthier. “I’m meeting friends, learning about nutrition and health, and trying new  […]

Salvation Army Helps to Fill the Gap on Mental Health

Posted on 23rd October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Helps to Fill the Gap on Mental Health
Every time John was discharged from the hospital after a mental-health breakdown, he had no idea where to turn for help. Today, at The Salvation Army’s Haven, a residential, licensed, mental-health program in Winnipeg, he is developing skills to reintegrate into and contribute to his community. “Without The Salvation Army I would be in hospital,”  […]

Healthy Homes Program Gives Hope to Man with Mental Illness

Posted on 15th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Glen plays floor hockey at healthy homes program
On any given year, one in five Canadians will experience mental illness or addiction. Thirty-two-year-old Glen Kurti, who started as a volunteer with The Salvation Army, happens to be one of them. After years of highs and lows, and struggles with relationships, Kurti was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and credits The Salvation Army’s Healthy Homes  […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted on 5th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
5 fast facts about mental illness
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), October 2-8, is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness. “Mental illness remains a huge barrier to the well-being of many Canadians,” says Major Tom Tuppenney, Behavioural Health Consultant for The Salvation Army. “With encouragement, support and  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Mental Illness

Posted on 26th January 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mental Illness. Awareness. Acceptance. Action
Statistics reveal that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness and research states that by 2020, depression will be the leading cause of disability on the planet. Mental health issues are real.  Just ask anyone who suffers with them about the debilitating effects it has on work and personal life. People with mental illness  […]

Beating New-Mom Stress

Posted on 8th May 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Beating new mom stress
Every new parent has some level of fear or anxiety about becoming a mom or dad. But Andrea, who suffered from long-term anxiety, panicked about every little thing. When worrying too much got in the way of making great memories she took action, found support and was able to move on. “I was uptight about  […]

Wellness for All

Posted on 28th January 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in Canada and Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 28, calls on Canadians to join the national conversation about mental health. Photo: monkey business images / iStock / Thinkstock. Use of photo is granted to The Salvation Army (the Licensee) through a subscription agreement. Downloading of licensed image is restricted other than for personal use, and prohibited from republication, retransmission or reproduction. Go to thinkstockphotos.com for full license information.
Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in Canada and Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 28, calls on Canadians to join the national conversation about mental health. Did you know that: on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness only 49% of Canadians said they  […]