The holidays are a time for family, friends, fresh starts and new resolutions. Unfortunately, for those with anxiety and depression, the holidays can also bring about even more stress. This year our Lindisfarne team had the opportunity to work with the United Way Capital Region to create a video that highlights the importance of Mental Health supports and mental wellness, not just during the holidays, but all year round.
“Mental Health problems can affect how you act, how you think how you feel, so dealing with stress can be more difficult, relating to other people sometimes can be more difficult. If they don’t get connected to services and resources this is where problems can get bigger and bigger and can spiral into something more severe.”
The United Way invests in short and long-term counselling as well as other programs and initiatives that decrease barriers to community-based mental health supports through community education programs to reduce stigma.
“Mental Health supports is a priority for the United Way because mental illness is treatable and if people get early intervention and into treatment, they function very well.”
For more information, or to donate please visit the United Way Capital Region website.