A pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and communities. It’s normal to feel some stress and anxiety. It’s also very common for people to display great resiliency during times of crisis. We should remember that this is absolutely the time to lean on each other. Even if we can’t be close physically, we […]Continue readingCOVID-19 and Mental Health
Montréal, Monday, January 6, 2020 When it comes to mental health, every action counts! Join in the 10th anniversary Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 29 to discuss how we can all make a difference. Mental Health: Every Action Counts is the theme of the 10th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day and we want to hear your […]Continue readingBell Let’s Talk Day
(Nov. 19, 2019) – More than 280 players across the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) will benefit from mental health awareness and suicide-prevention training this season through a new partnership between Canadian Mental Health Associations (CMHAs) throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. With generous support from the NHL Foundation, this new partnership […]Continue readingMHL, CMHAs partner to support mental health of Jr. A hockey players across Maritimes
By the Centre for Suicide Prevention, a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association While some people who consider suicide do so fleetingly or only once in their lives, others may experience ongoing thoughts of suicide or experience them off and on over time. People may feel that suicidal thoughts are holding them hostage. Experiencing […]Continue readingWorld Suicide Prevention Day
Your campus needs to prevent and respond to opioid overdoses. The opioid overdose crisis in Canada is real and growing. It claimed 4,460 lives in 2018 alone. And youth are at high risk. This post-secondary campus toolkit is for you, whether you are an administrator, a student or a member of the faculty or staff. It is designed to help […]Continue readingCarry It Campaign
Harmful words about violence and mental illness There is troubling language circulating about mental illness in our country, and to the south, and it can’t stand unchallenged. The language is not just hurtful. It is ugly, and it is dangerous, and we have chosen not to repeat it here. We are referring to public words […]Continue readingHarmful words about violence and mental illness
Canadian Mental Health Association calls for new mental health promotion strategy to get out in front of mental illness. TORONTO, May 6, 2019 /CNW/ – To mark its 68th annual Mental Health Week, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) calls for a national mental health promotion strategy to help shore up Canadians’ mental health in the face of […]Continue readingSchools Teach Music, Math and Coding – Why Not Empathy, Tenacity and Self-Esteem?
INTRODUCTION CMHA Mental Health Week started in 1951 to raise awareness for mental health in Canada. Held during the first full week in May, CMHA Mental Health Week is now a popular awareness week. Our provincial offices and branches hold CMHA Mental Health Week events and activities in hundreds of community locations across Canada. CMHA […]Continue readingCMHA Mental Health Week