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Bell Let’s Talk 2024

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Canadians come together and raise awareness about mental health issues. At 1000 Islands Addiction Treatment Centre, we recognize the importance of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, as too often it deters people from asking for help.

Addiction is a complex disease that can affect anyone, no matter their circumstances or walk of life. Despite the idea that “everyone with addiction is homeless”, in Ontario, only 1 in 6 people who die of overdose are unhoused. The facts are stark: 1 in 2 Canadians aren’t getting the qualified help they need for their mental health, and 21 people are dying from opioid overdose every day. 

21 people die by opioid overdose. Every day.

Substance use issues are often triggered or worsened by underlying mental health issues, such as depression, anxiety or PTSD, making them even more difficult to overcome. That is why it is so important to talk openly and honestly about addiction and mental health, so that no one feels ashamed to ask for support when they need it.

Stigma stops recovery

This year’s Let’s Talk theme and call to action is CHANGE:

C – Choose a mental health organization to learn about

H – Help a friend

A – Ask about mental health supports

N – Nurture your own well-being

G – Get involved

E – Engage in conversations

We live the value of creating change all year long. Our friendly and inclusive care teams are passionately dedicated to changing peoples’ lives for the better, and helping them reach their personal recovery goals, at any stage.

We promote CHANGE in our own way too, through:

C – Care and Compassion

H – Honouring people’s stories 

A – Always staying Accountable

N – Never passing judgment

G – Going above and beyond

E – Encouraging empathy and kindness

We believe that by working together with community partners, policy makers, health care providers, the people we care for and their loved ones, we can break down barriers to treatment and support, helping those struggling with addiction and mental health issues to lead happier, healthier and safer lives. 

This Bell Let’s Talk Day, make a commitment to CHANGE. Learn the facts, get informed about mental health supports, start conversations and reach out to help someone in need. If that someone is you, the first step to getting help can be the scariest.

We’re here for you when you’re ready.

About our Inpatient Addiction Treatment Program

Because substance use disorders affect every aspect of an individual’s life, our programs address the complex needs of the entire person and provide the tools needed for healing and recovery. Our team of experienced intake professionals assess each situation to determine the best options and level of care for our clients.

Our program provides one-on-one attention from registered therapists, who have a wealth of experience helping people take back control of their lives from substance use and addictive behaviours.

1000 Islands’ holistic treatment approach simultaneously addresses underlying and concurrent disorders so their recovery can be as comprehensive and effective as possible. Our team includes addiction counsellors and a psychotherapist to meet the various needs of those we serve.

When you’re ready to get started, contact us.

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