Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind HBHM is a Registered Canadian Charity, striving for poverty eradication and healthy housing alternatives to fight against mental health and homelessness.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind HBHM

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind is a Registered Canadian Charity, striving for poverty eradication and healthy housing alternatives to fight against mental health and homelessness.


Our main focus areas:

  • 1. Mental Helath that is connected with Poverty and Homelessness;
  • 2. Poverty Eradication so it doesn't affect mental health and results in homelessness;
  • 3. Homelessness cycle.

Healthy Life

We describe a healthy lifestyle where an individual is engaged in activities that makes them happy and they positively gives back to their family and community.


Directors

Mazhar Choudhry


Mazhar Choudhry is the Founder and CEO of HBHM. He is based in Ottawa and works with Objex, Inc. where he is currently the CEO.

A software entrepreneur by profession, Mazhar has had the opportunity to provide software solutions to the Government and large corporations. As a sportsman he lead a cycling expedition from Ottawa to Toronto, founded a Cricket team and won a competitive tournament. Mazhar has many many years of volunteer experience and has led many community projects as a volunteer including Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa. He sits as a Director in Departmental Consultative Group in Cumberland Museum.

Why Physical and Mental health ?

Why Physical and Mental health is important to us

Every 5th person

1 in 5 people in Canada personally experiences a mental health problem or illness.

Depression

Approximately 8% of adults experience major depression at some time in their lives.

15-24 year olds

Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.

Men are four times more

The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.

Almost one half (49%)

Almost one half (49%) of those who feel they have suffered from depression or anxiety have never gone to see a doctor about this problem.

Sports

Sports reduce stress and depression. There is a correlation between participation in sports and a decrease in rates of depression

Better housing

Housing is an essential component of an effective community mental health system for people with serious mental illness.

Family

Having a family member with a mental illness can be very stressful.

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Have question or need help, contact us. info at hbhm.org