It’s been a year like no other. The pandemic. The lockdown to deal with the pandemic. The crushing social injustice and inequities. The reeling economy. And then the second wave.
You’re not alone if it feels overwhelming.
Overwhelmed feels like an understatement to Maria. The pandemic is hard on her, as it is on us all.
Maria is grateful that no one in her family is sick, but her father is in a long-term care home, and she’s desperately worried about him. Maria knows she’s lucky. Some of her coworkers have been laid off, and she still has her job. But her dining room table is her office now, and it isn’t easy with the kids. She tries to keep on top of things and keep her cool, but she feels like she’s failing. She is looking for support, but a private therapist is out of reach.
The first wave depleted her, and now she’s staring down a cold, dark, challenging winter. She doesn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Then she hears about Walk-In Counselling.
All of a sudden, she would have support in her community. She would connect with someone who would provide her with hope. She could access support for free, thanks to community donations.
She’d have a place to turn.
And so, Maria calls CMHA. And CMHA answers.
That’s why CMHA is here. CMHA was born at the time of the flu pandemic, a century ago. We have been building to this moment for over 100 years.
CMHA works to keep people mentally healthy in the first place. We act before mental illness, so that it doesn’t take hold. Our work is about keeping people like Maria out of crisis.
Now more than ever, we all need somewhere to turn. You can help.
A donation this winter will help reach one more struggling person see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thanks to the support of our donors, Oxford County Walk-In Counselling is an antidote to a confusing and inaccessible mental healthcare system with its high costs and long waitlists.
Please consider making a donation today. When it all feels like too much, your gift can give someone like Maria a place to turn. Donate now: https://cmhaoxford.on.ca/online-donation