Dear CMHA Edmonton Supporter,
CMHA National reports that 75% of Canadians are likely to say they’re ‘feeling fine’ when asked despite the fact many are feeling more negative emotions than positive ones these days. This Mental Health Week, May 4-10, 2020, we are all challenged to #GetReal with one another and reach out to share our feelings of fear and sadness as well as our feelings of relief and joy. Through our connectivity this week we strengthen the movement to build a community of hope, support and inclusion.
CMHA Edmonton is here for anyone who is in crisis or affected by mental health issues or mental illness to get help:
- The Distress Line responds to those in crisis or distress with 30% of our callers referencing COVID-19
- 211 responds to those seeking information and referral to community, social health and government services with 30% of our callers referencing COVID-19
- Suicide Bereavement Support Services and Caregiver Connections have transitioned to an online platform
- Recovery College has transitioned to an online platform
Today, on #GivingTuesdayNow, during Mental Health Week, we are asking for your help so that CMHA Edmonton can continue its mission during these challenging times. We realize that not everyone is in a financial situation to give today, but for those who can, we ask for your support. We encourage you to:
- Sign up to be a monthly donor
- Contribute a one-time donation
- Ask a friend, family member or colleague to donate
- Register and donate to our Make Mental Health Matter Virtual Run/Walk and encourage others to participate
- Host a Virtual 3rd Party Event
- Become a member of CMHA Edmonton
We are calling on you, our supporters, to make Mental Health Matter and join with us as we continue to respond to the needs in our community during these challenging times and as we move through the process of re-opening the province. Become a Virtual CMHA Edmonton Ambassador by sharing our programs and services (our website has the latest updates) and by following us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.
We are all in this together. And know that we are here to offer hope and a path forward.