The CPS is Starting the Conversation Early for Bell Let's Talk Day

Published by Stephanie MacRae

Published on 2019-01-25

The CPS is Starting the Conversation Early for Bell Let's Talk Day

The Cornwall Police Service (CPS) is joining the conversation around mental health for Bell Let’s Talk Day. While the annual campaign is set for January 30th, 2019, the CPS would like to emphasize the importance of understanding mental health in our community every day of the year. 

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life, including our youth. According to the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health in Toronto, 34% of Ontario high-school students indicate a moderate-to-serious level of psychological distress, displaying symptoms of anxiety and depression. Most individuals find ways to live with their illnesses but how they are treated by others often proves to be more of a challenge than the illness itself.

That is why we are starting the conversation around mental health early.

The CPS would like to encourage you to begin your own conversation about mental health at home, school or in the workplace. There are also a number of community resources available to offer support. Please visit the links below or contact the agencies at the listed number:

Mental Health Crisis Line ...............................1-866-996-0991

Youth & Family Crisis Line ......................…... 1-877-377-7775

Kids Help Phone (for Kids & Teens) .............. 1-800-668-6868

The Children’s Aid Society of SD&G .............. 1-866-939-9915

Cornwall Community Hospital

Crisis Services Canada …………………..…… 1-833-456-4566, text 45645, or chat online                                   

 
Join us as we work together to break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness. 

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