As the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) wraps up its 63rd National Mental Health Week, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss recovery in my latest blog.
At Ontario Shores, we are focused on recovery-based care. Our philosophy is one of which all persons with mental illness can and likely will recover.
There is this funny thing about how society identifies mental illness that does not extend to other ailments; we have this tendency to identify (and self-identify) people as their mental illness, instead of a person with a mental illness. In my lifetime I have never heard anyone say “I am cancer”, or “that girl, she is multiple sclerosis”. However, I have heard a lot of people say “I am bipolar”, or “my uncle is schizophrenic”.
On Thursday, May 8, the social media world will have an exclusive window of opportunity to pose a question or seek advice from an experienced and renowned mental health professional.
Between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dr. Ian Dawe, Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), will be online as part of our first Ask an Expert social media event on Reddit.