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Glen plays floor hockey at healthy homes program

Healthy Homes Program Gives Hope to Man with Mental Illness

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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 Program in London, Ont., for the support he’s received during this difficult and challenging time.

“It’s a no judgement, safe zone. People here have daily struggles. It’s a […]

5 fast facts about mental illness

Mental Illness Awareness Week

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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 resources, much can be done to improve the lives of people living with mental illness.”

The Salvation Army is committed to addressing and supporting those who struggle […]

Mental Illness. Awareness. Acceptance. Action

Salvation Army Addresses Mental Illness

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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 face poverty, unemployment, homelessness and social isolation. What can be done to help end a disease that costs people so dearly?

“We have to change our ideas […]

Beating new mom stress

Beating New-Mom Stress

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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 so much,” says Andrea. “Anxiety made me crazy.”

Andrea’s Story

With a history of anxiety, Andrea knew that to give Amelia (now 18 months) a better life, she […]

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.

Wellness for All

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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 would socialize with a friend who had a serious mental illness
  • 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life
  • 2 out […]