Mental Health Voices
The Mental Health Voices is an annual event to learn more about what we do while providing an opportunity to make a donation to improve the lives of those living with a mental illness. In 2012, we featured an inspiring story from a participant in Pandemonium, CMHA Youth with Anxiety Program.
What is “Pandemonium”?
The “Pandemonium: Youth with Anxiety Group” is a recreation-based program. It provides a fun, social and safe environment for young people who have a serious mental health concern and who experience anxiety. The majority of the youth are referred to CMHA by an Adolescent Day Treatment Program.
Our program allows these individuals to establish normal roles with their peers and build strong friendships. If they have been isolated for a long time, their reintegration into community also facilitates the development of personal support networks.
This early intervention program is proactive and builds resiliency which ultimately leads to individuals fully developing and leading productive lives in the community. In addition, it also alleviates the stress that it might cause the family members.
Mental Health Voices Awards
Matthew Good - Mental Health Voices Award 2008
2007 Mental Health Voices
2007 - Jin Wang, Chinese Mental Health Outreach Program
2007 - Will and Louise, Employment Services
2006 Mental Health Voices
2006 - Archbishop Raymond Roussin
2006 - Theresa Duggan