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PTSD Awareness Day

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June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day

CMHA Champlain East and organizations worldwide recognize June 27 as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by traumatic events like natural disasters, accidents, war, or assaults. Symptoms include unwanted thoughts or dreams, physical responses, strong negative emotions, and loss of interest in activities. A person with PTSD could experience the event themselves or witness it happening to others.

If you’re struggling, please reach out for support. 

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Pride Month

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Celebrate Pride during June

CMHA Champlain East is joined by individuals and organizations worldwide to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex and asexual (2SLGBTQIA+) individuals for Pride Month in June.

While Pride festivals across the province recognize Ontario’s 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, it’s important to recognize that these individuals continue to face specific mental health issues and barriers for accessing supports.

2SLGBTQIA+ people are as diverse as the general Canadian population in their experiences of mental health and well-being, but they face higher risks for some mental health issues because of discrimination and the social determinants of health. This includes issues in finding safe, secure housing, appropriate health care, or a supportive work environment, particularly for transgender individuals and with people who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ and have other intersectionalities.

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National Indigenous History Month

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National Indigenous History Month 

June marks National Indigenous History Month in Canada. This month is dedicated to centering and amplifying the stories, accomplishments, and enduring strength of Indigenous Peoples, who have inhabited this land for countless generations and continue to shape the fabric of modern Canada.

We encourage you to learn about Indigenous perspectives on belonging and identity, and to join the conversation #NIHM2024 #IndigenousHistoryMonth #CelebrateDiversity

Click here for learning resources about First Nations, Inuit and Métis across Canada www.rcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/

 

Temporary closure of Horizon Resource Centre

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Temporary closure of Horizon Resource Centre

 

Canadian Mental Health Association, Champlain East is temporarily closing Horizon Resource Centre, its social recreation program based in Casselman, effective June 1st, 2024.

A wind-down process is currently underway.

The decision is part of the branch’s ongoing evaluation to determine the best ways to serve clients in the community. Virtual services will continue to be offered. Clients currently attending in-person social recreation programming will be given the option to participate in in-person activities at the branch’s other social resource centres in Cornwall and Hawkesbury.

For information about attending our virtual services or our resource centres in Cornwall and Hawkesbury 613-938-0435 or 1-800-439-8271

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Champlain East Branch
329 Pitt Street
Cornwall , K6J 3R1, Ontario
1-800-493-8271
office@cmha-east.on.ca
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Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm