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Take A Stand For Mental Health

Join the Sole Focus Project movement and take a stand for mental health as we collectively create a legacy fund to further enhance and distribute mental wellness education, awareness and training in our community.

Our Campaign Goal

Your donation helps support a mentally healthy community. Together, we can reach our campaign goal by raising $500,000 towards mental wellness in Windsor & Essex County.

To Meet Our #SoleFocusProject Ambassadors

About the Sole Focus Project

  • The Need
  • Our Priorities
  • Impact
  • Resources
The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life.

On average, 6,400 clients receive treatment from Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) annually for moderate to severe mental illness.

Education and training are key areas not fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Yet they are key to shifting the tide of mental health stigma.

The Sole Focus Project aims to ease societal and financial burdens on those with a mental health or addiction problem by raising funds towards mental wellness education and awareness, providing training and treatment, and community support.

The more resources and services we can make available to those in need of help, the more we can ensure a mentally healthy Windsor & Essex County, overall.
CMHA-WECB’s sole focus is mental wellness

The Sole Focus Project seeks to create a legacy fund to further enhance and distribute mental wellness education, awareness and training in our community.

Gifts to the Sole Focus Project will help to fund these initiatives about mental health and wellness to targeted groups, including emerging adults, veterans, newcomers and workplaces.

Specifically, gifts to the Sole Focus Project will enable:
  • An increased number of training sessions on mental wellness
  • Suicide prevention and workplace wellness
  • Provide greater outreach within the community by attending health fairs, making presentations to students and developing community awareness campaigns
What does having mental wellness as our sole focus mean for our community?
  • Reduced burden on the healthcare system as fewer people visit our emergency rooms and with less frequency
  • More people knowing how to identify the signs and symptoms of a mental health issue
  • Reduced stigma and acceptance of mental illness
  • Conversations about mental health are commonplace
  • Fewer sick days
Ultimately it means people living more full lives.
The more we talk about mental illness, the more we can and will reduce stigma.

The key to starting this conversation is education and awareness. Education empowers individuals to pay the same attention to their mental health as they do their physical health. Individuals are then able to focus on the signs and symptoms to look for, what tools are available, and where to go for help.

Your mental health is affected by numerous factors from your daily life, including the stress of balancing work with your health and relationships.

Click here and link to resources to help you stay mentally fit and healthy.

The Facts

Mental illness does not discriminate.
It can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, education, or wealth.

Family, friends, and colleagues will also be affected. Left untreated, mental illness can significantly affect relationships, employment, and physical health.

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Check out tonight's Plugged IN on YourTV Cable 11 (700 HD) at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Andrea Morosin interviews CMHA-WECB's Pat Thomas and HDGH's Tammy Kotyk about the Transitional Stability Centre and Coordinated Access.
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Check out tonight's Plugged IN on YourTV Cable 11 (700 HD) at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Andrea Morosin interviews CMHA-WECB's Pat Thomas and HDGH's Tammy Kotyk about the Transitional Stability Centre and Coordinated Access.
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For too long, mental health and addictions have been treated as second to physical health. Sign the petition to #ErasetheDifference and invest #WhereChangeHappens:
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Check out tonight's Plugged IN on YourTV Cable 11 (700 HD) at 5:30pm. Andrea Morosin interviews CMHA-WECB's Pat Thomas and HDGH's Tammy Kotyk about the Transitional Stability Centre and Coordinated Access.
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Check out tonight's Plugged IN on YourTV Cable 11 (700 HD) at 6:30pm. Andrea Morosin interviews CMHA-WECB's Pat Thomas and HDGH's Tammy Kotyk about the Transitional Stability Centre and Coordinated Access.
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Canadian Mental Health Association - Windsor shared Windsor Spitfires Hockey Club's CSG STEPS UP FOR CMHA. ...

VIDEO presented by Cypher Systems Group: Committed to offering support within the community for more than 30 years, Cypher Systems Group has once again stepped up for Canadian Mental Health Association - Windsor as part of our MVP Program.

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Happy Chinese New Year to all those who celebrate in our community. Wishing you all happiness and prosperity! ...

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1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Mental and physical health care must be funded equally in Canada's public healthcare system. #PsychologyMonth #CMHA100 ...

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Check out tonight's Plugged IN on YourTV Cable 11 (700 HD) at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Andrea Morosin interviews CMHA-WECB's Pat Thomas and HDGH's Tammy Kotyk about the Transitional Stability Centre and Coordinated Access.
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One in five youth struggle with mental health issues. Thursday night, we are encouraging conversation about mental health with the @cmhawecb #TalkToday game presented by Teachers Life. #youarenotalone #yqg
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One in five youth struggle with mental health issues. Thursday night, we’re encouraging conversation about mental health with the annual Canadian Mental Health Association - Windsor #TalkToday game presented by Teachers Life.

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test Twitter Media - Purchase your tickets for the inaugural #breakfastofchampions featuring keynote speaker Sue Klebold. The mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two shooters at Columbine High School in 1999. she has become a passionate and effective agent working to advance mental health awareness. https://t.co/Qwls6kjaIV

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Education is the name of the game in combatting #MentalHealth stigma. That’s why we’re proud to support work with @OHLHockey and @CMHAOntarioon the #TalkToday program: ow.ly/B3oW30ixfJo Retweeted by CMHA Windsor

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Kids Help Phone has launched a new texting service this year, and are looking for volunteer crisis responders to answer texts from young people looking for support . kidshelpphone.ca/CrisisTextLine… Retweeted by CMHA Windsor

Join us in Calgary, May 7-8, 2018! Tickets are available at ncps-canada.com/registration/  For more information on the National Conference on Peer Support, visit ncps-canada.com #CMHA100 @CMHA_NTL Retweeted by CMHA Windsor

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