The Mental Health Matters Event at the Delta Hotel in Thunder Bay was held on January 21, 2023, gathering groups of likeminded helping professionals with the same goal: to make our community a healthier place to be.
KMH Foundation was one of the attendees among many, and of course our colleagues with the Kelly Mental Health Clinic were able to speak throughout the day about many of the issues our citizens face each day, from financial instability, to stigma around mental health issues, to lack of adequate funding, to the missing component of a centralized system for people to get help among the many private facilities around the region.
We were proud to represent our counselling program there and to let attendees know that counselling coverage is open to anyone in crisis. As long as funds are in place, we continue to try to fill the gap between public and private services so that people can get professional help when it matters most.
We want to send out a sincere thank you to the event planners and volunteers with Kelly Mental Health, the staff at the Delta, and our colleagues that attended and were able to truly connect with one another, putting faces to names and developing deeper understandings of the services available locally.