Psychotherapy practitioners at HHC Centre, an integrated mind and body holistic care centre in Toronto, are speaking up in light of reports that over 1.6 million Canadians are struggling with mental health care gaps, and devastating estimates that reveal by 2020, depression will be the leading cause of illness in the country. The official CMHA report also highlights the connection between the opioid crisis Canada is facing and the hurdles many have to overcome to access appropriate counselling services.
HHC Centre psychotherapists are committed to being involved in the wider effort to improving services, and raising awareness of the important steps that need to be taken in order to ensure everyone, regardless of circumstances, can access the right treatment at the right time.
Prevention and early intervention – essential in tackling the problem
While everyone seems to agree that prevention and early intervention are always better approaches than management and cure, there is still not enough being done to reach everyone in need. ‘The reason behind why this is so difficult to achieve sits with the fact that it’s a multifaceted problem and many do not know where to begin’, says one of the psychotherapists at HHC Centre. ’When you think about it, the majority of people and decision-makers view mental health as one big thing. But it’s not. And here is where the ways are parted and the patients are the ones losing. We need to think about building healthy and resilient attitudes and equally supportive environments from early age to avoid long-term consequences into adult life. We need to think about addiction, co-existing medical conditions and various life experiences, such as pregnancy or dealing with loss.’
Addressing stigma and better access to care
‘It’s exhilarating to see there is less stigma around mental health problems, and many feel empowered to speak about their sufferings and issues. But at the same time, we are not quite there yet’. HHC Centre has a track-record of offering timely access to care and support services across Toronto by looking at each person as a whole rather than a sum of symptoms. All psychotherapists at the centre have a deep understanding of the importance to creating a safe place where healing can begin and patients are equipped with the right tools to cope and live healthier and happier lives.
About HHC Centre
HHC Centre is a provider of a wide range of treatments and holistic medicine to transform the lives of Canadians and enable them to take control of their lives. A dedicated team of practitioners is on-hand to address problems of the mind through psychotherapy treatments and life coaching, as well as those of the body through manual therapies such as acupuncture, massage therapy chiropractic, yoga and more. Driven by their mission to enabling health naturally and drug free, the centre has helped improve the lives of thousands so far and is committed to continue building on that success.
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