Mission & Goals

WELCOME TO MY EVERYDAY FOUNDATION

 

WTME is a Mental Health Non -Profit Organization founded by Mental Health & Domestic Abuse Advocate Svetlana Chernienko for people living with mental illness wether to due to domestic violence 

 

Our Mission:

We are committed to providing guidance, tools, financial assistance for private mental health care, support, and alternative approaches through various classes, initiatives,  workshops, programs, mandates, and coaching sessions to anyone living with mental illness and/or experiencing mental health issues. 

Our Goals:

We utilize our platform to raise awareness, campaign to improve services and promote understanding. We believe everyone struggling with mental illness should be treated fairly, positively and with respect. We empower people to understand their condition, the choices available to them, and offer the emotional support needed in “there every day”. We help bring about real change, end discrimination, offer emotional support and promote good mental health for all.

Our Values:

Compassion, Emotional Support and Respect are at the heart of everything we do.

 

2020-2021 Missions – Campaigns – Programs

The BMHSA (Black Mental Health Assistance) Program is for Mental Health Awareness in the Black community, offering wellness classes / workshops and creating initiatives helping those in difficult financial situations seeking therapy, and creating scholarships for those in the community interested in pursuing a Psychology University Degree. There is a lack of representation in the field of psychology and we are working towards changing that. 

   

Why is mental health care important?

It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Throughout your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking patterns, mood, and behaviour could be affected.


 

Why is it important to raise awareness about mental health in schools?

It is highly important to raise mental health awareness in schools since young people are seriously affected by mental health issues every day. They need a system they can rely on and a source of information to guide them through the process of dealing with their inner issues.

How does ethnicity affect mental health?

Besides having a lack of representation amongst Mental Health Professionals, racial and ethnic minorities have less access to mental health services than white people. They are less likely to receive needed care. When they receive care, it is more likely to be poor in quality. These disparities have powerful significance for minority groups and society as a whole.

What ethnic groups are most affected by depression?

Major depression was most prevalent among Latinos (10.8%), followed by African Americans / Canadians (8.9%) and White Americans/Canadians (7.8%). The odds of depressive disorders among older Latinos were 44% greater than among Whites (OR = 1.44; 95% CI = 1.02, 2.04), representing a significantly greater prevalence of major depression.

 

Black Lives and mental health care :

After George Floyd's murder and many others that have been surfacing, the black community is in critical need of mental health care. The violent images and videos of police brutality being played over and over have created fear, PTSD, anxiety and trauma. We need to come together to make sure we help those that have been affected these past few weeks.

Unfortunately, in Canada, the public mental health care system is extremely backed up and the wait times to see a mental health professional can take anywhere from 4-9 months.

For anyone suffering from PTSD, severe anxiety, depression, or having suicidal thoughts, that is too long of a wait.

Individual & Private Therapy Costs

On average, expect to pay at least $150 per hour session, as individual therapy is often the most expensive.

National Average Cost: $90

Minimum Cost: $20

Maximum Cost: $250

Average Range: $60 to $120

One of our main objectives is to raise funding for those seeking immediate help by paying for their private mental health care services.

The most common mental illnesses in Canada are:

Mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental disorders in Canada and have been shown to have a major impact on the daily lives of those affected. In 2013, an estimated 3 million Canadians (11.6%) aged 18 years or older reported that they had a mood and/or anxiety disorder.

It is estimated that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness throughout their lifetime. Symptoms consistent with a mood disorder were cited by 5.4% of Canadians aged 15 and older, while 1.5% met the criteria for bipolar disorder in the past 12 months.

Help us help our community!

We will be working with new restrictions and guidelines that the government gives us due to COVID-19.