Bell Let’s Talk Day is an annual event for Canadians to raise awareness and support for mental health issues. At Neworld Medical Detox, we know that we must work together to break the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, in order for people to feel comfortable asking for help.
Addiction is a complex disease and can affect anyone from all walks of life, no matter their circumstances. 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.
Substance use issues are often cooccurring with underlying mental health issues, like depression, anxiety or PTSD, which make addiction even more difficult to overcome. It is very important to speak openly about addiction and mental health, so that no one feels ashamed to ask for support when they need it.
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 Detox Program and Care Network
Neworld Medical Detox is located in beautiful Halton Hills, Ontario, conveniently located 30 minutes away from Pearson Airport and 50 minutes from downtown Toronto.
We provide 24-hour medically-supervised detoxification support from a dedicated team of Nurse Practitioners, who take a mental health focused approach to care. An onsite Recovery Coordinator and specialized psychiatrist provide further enhanced personalized support for your success, taking into account any concurrent conditions that may be contributing to your substance use.
During your stay, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a comfortable, home-like setting that supports safe stabilization at every stage. As the next step to lasting recovery, seamless continuation of care to full inpatient addiction treatment is facilitated at Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centre, our sister facility location nearby.
When you’re ready to start your recovery journey, contact us.