Mental Health Week May 2-8, 2022
Mental Health Week 2022
Have you ever watched a video where someone is crying and found yourself crying along with them? Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place. Essentially, it is putting yourself in someone else’s position and feeling what they must be feeling. And this year’s Mental Health Week is all about empathy!
Every year since 1951, CMHA has hosted Mental Health Week in the first full week in May. Each year communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. The core objective of this week is to promote mental health because mental health is something we can promote and protect, not just something we can lose.
Practicing empathy helps us regulate our emotions, connect with others, and feel less alone. In the past few years many of us have become isolated and disconnected from our communities due to COVID-19. Now with mandates lifting, and a shift from staying home to learning to live with COVID, we are re-establishing these relationships and learning resilience and adaptability. As we all learn to navigate this new normal, using empathy to relate to and try to understand others who may still be afraid or uncomfortable outside their homes is key to rebuilding those community bonds.
During Mental Health Week you are encouraged to learn more about empathy and show your commitment to mental health through social media and within your community. Visit www.mentalhealthweek.ca to learn more about this event.
Do you or someone you know struggle with understanding your own or other people’s emotions?
At The Therapy Centre we have skilled Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychotherapists who effectively treat a variety of issues that may be difficult to process on your own, from everyday challenges to traumatic events with more lasting impact, like the death of a loved one, a life-altering accident, or a serious illness as well as anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
At The Therapy Centre we are now offering both in-person and Virtual Telehealth services including secure phone sessions and videoconferencing.
Our offices are located across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, at 2525 Old Bronte Road in Oakville, 849 Upper Wentworth Street in Hamilton, and a NEW location in Toronto at 1849 Yonge St (Yonge and Davisville).Back