The strength and richness of a community are associated with diversity and social inclusion at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (the JCC). Recently, the JCC renewed a commitment to ensure full participation of people with disabilities – including mental health disabilities – in all of the community centre’s recreational, educational, and arts and cultural […]
I returned to work twice in the same year. I had been experiencing growing symptoms of a mental health issue and didn’t understand how much the condition was affecting me. Things were building up.
During one of my first classes at teacher’s college, we were told that we could contact someone at the university if we had trouble with financial or mental health stuff. I remembered this.
For some people living with mental health disabilities, a support person is an essential for making transportation, services, employment or another activity more accessible.
I got Saphira at the beginning of my ten year career in the military. I started volunteering at an animal shelter, and that’s where I saw her. I fell in love with her right away. I adopted her, not knowing what was lying ahead for me or her. I eventually received a medical release due to an operational stress injury.
In 2011, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario was appointed to the Elections Ontario Accessibility Advisory Committee. In consultation with mental health stakeholders, CMHA Ontario identified that some individuals with mental health conditions, particularly those experiencing homelessness or poverty, faced barriers in providing the proof of identify and residence required for voting.