Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Matters:
When it comes to mental health, I am certainly not an expert. Although one thing that I can say is that everyone struggles in some shape or form. Over the nearly 2 years being in a pandemic, I have come across my own battles and continue to have days that are hard. Social media has turned into a platform full of negativity, judgment and standards that can put pressure on anyone. People often think of me as a person full of smiles. I stand by the motive, "One smile can go a long way". Smile at the service workers and thank them for your morning coffee, greet the someone while you hold the door for them, simply just be kind because you have no idea how someone may be feeling that day. A simple smile and greeting can go a long way, and maybe on a day that your are struggling, someone will greet you with a smile or compliment that will impact your day.
Addictions and Mental Health Services of Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington
The pandemic has been hard on people of all ages. There are many local services that can help you or someone you know here within our community. KFLA has a 24 hour crisis line that is completely free for anyone who needs someone to talk too.
24 Hour Crisis Line: 613.544.4229 - Kingston & Frontenac | 613.354.7388 - Lennox & Addington
Text Crisis Line:
Canada wide, you can also text "45645" from 4pm to 12am EST when you may be feeling down, depressed, in a panic, anxious or suicidal. A caring person will text you back right away and continue to text with you. This service is free and available to anyone who might need some extra support.
Maltby provides services to children from birth to 18 years of age in Frontenac Lennox & Addington counties. They state on their website, "Mental health worries are normal. Approximately 1 in 5 children in Ontario has a mental health challenge. Early identification and intervention is critical and can lead to better long term outcomes.
*If you know of a service that I have missed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on social media and I can add it here!
On January 26th, we will be donating 25% from all orders to Addictions & Mental Health Services KFLA. Additionally, we will be donating 40% from each "Mental Health Sweatshirts" sold on this day. Bell Lets Talk is just one day, it is time that we make mental health matter everyday. We hope that this sweatshirt will bring awareness to local services that may help you or someone you know who is struggling.
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