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1 October, 2017

CMHA Niagara recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week

2017-10-04T11:27:59+00:00 Categories: Campaign, CMHA News, Events|

The first week of October brings with it the reminder that millions of Canadians live with mental illnesses every day. Oct 1-7 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). MIAW is an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). CAMIMH's mandate is to ensure that mental illness and mental health are placed on the national agenda so that Canadians receive appropriate access to care and support. CMHA is an active member of CAMIMH and is proud to support its annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign during MIAW. This year’s MIAW encourages [...]

28 September, 2017

A Million Steps for Mental Health

2017-09-28T11:31:04+00:00 Categories: Campaign, CMHA News, Events|

On Monday, September 25 Amy Tunstall, the founder of Aim Outside, took her first steps for awareness on Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath in memory of her father. She will travel 900km of the Bruce Trail from Tobermory to the Niagara Region with a steadfast determination to shatter stigma and connect individuals to mental health resources. As the founder of Aim Outside, a project that tackles mental health issues while bringing insight to the healing benefits of the great outdoors, Ms. Tunstall has travelled over 17,000 km across two continents, five countries, and ten provinces. Long, adventurous treks are [...]

31 August, 2017

Overdose is preventable: know the signs

2017-08-31T13:35:46+00:00 Categories: Campaign, CMHA News|

An annual event on preventing overdose is more pertinent than ever this year in Ontario. There is an estimated opioid related overdose death every 14 hours in Ontario. To combat this crisis, CMHA Ontario joins individuals and organizations in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day (IAOD) on August 31. IAOD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. An overdose is a toxic amount of one or more substances that stop the body from working properly. Signs of opioid overdose include: Person is not moving or responsive Slow, shallow breathing or no breathing Slow heartbeat [...]

21 June, 2017

There’s still time to register, raise funds, and win!

2017-06-22T11:59:54+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Events|

Ride Don't Hide is just around the corner, but there's still time to get involved! Online registration closes on Saturday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. After this date, day-of registration rates will increase to $50 per person, though children 12 and under still ride free. If you haven't already, register today: www.ridedonthide.com/on/niagara There's also time to raise funds, and we have some pretty great prizes to be won if you help us reach our $30,000 goal! Not sure how to fundraise? We have some tips to get you started: http://cmhaniagara.ca/uncategorized/fundraising-you-can-do-it/ We've raised $14,118 (47% of our goal) so far. With 4 [...]

1 June, 2017

CMHA celebrates Seniors Month

2017-06-12T23:31:21+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Services|

CMHA Niagara joins individuals and organizations across the province to celebrate Seniors Month in June. Seniors Month is an important time to celebrate the valuable contributions older adults make in communities across Ontario and reflect on the way they are supported. CMHA Niagara is dedicated to supporting the well-being of all people throughout their lives, including an important focus on older people. One in four Canadian seniors currently lives with a mental health issue. In addition, seniors are often undertreated for mental health problems, due to symptoms of mental health issues being mistaken for other conditions, discrimination and stigma, service availability, and physical and financial challenges. CMHA Niagara offers [...]

2 May, 2017

9 Ways to GET LOUD for mental health

2017-05-01T22:58:53+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

Want to help make a difference in the movement towards positive mental health for all Canadians? You can start by getting loud with CMHA provincial offices and branches across the country this week during our mental health week campaign. Reducing discrimination and stigma is paramount so that people no longer feel shame due to a mental illness and will no longer wait to seek the support and help they need. Here are just a few ways you can GET LOUD and be a part of the conversation that challenges stigma. Visit the official CMHA Mental Health Week website – www.mentalhealthweek.ca [...]

1 May, 2017

CMHA Mental Health Week is here!

2017-05-01T22:23:02+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

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. Provincial offices and branches hold CMHA Mental Health Week events and activities in hundreds of community locations across Canada. CMHA Mental Health Week offers millions of Canadians practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health. We are asking Canadians again this year to join us to GET LOUD for Mental Health. To GET LOUD means speaking out against the discrimination and stigma directed at people with [...]

4 April, 2017

CMHA recognizes the value of family caregivers

2017-04-04T13:24:02+00:00 Categories: Campaign|

On April 4, CMHA Niagara joins organizations and communities across the province for Family Caregiver Day, a chance to recognize and celebrate the value of caregivers to Ontario’s families, health care system, and economy. According to the Ontario Caregiver Coalition, there are over 3 million unpaid caregivers in the province, providing support to loved ones facing illness, mental health issues, disability or challenges associated with aging. More than 500,000 family caregivers in Ontario are between 15 and 24 years old, and nearly 375,000 caregivers are 65 years and older. Caregivers are typically not perceived as a population in need of care [...]

8 March, 2017

CMHA celebrates International Women’s Day

2017-03-08T09:17:58+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Events|

On March 8, CMHA Niagara joins individuals and organizations around the world in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual event held to mark the social, economic and political achievements of women. The theme of IWD this year is Be Bold For Change, which highlights how everyone can be a leader by taking actions every day to support gender parity. CMHA recognizes that social determinants of health such as income, education and employment status have been found to put women at greater risk of poor mental health than men. CMHA Niagara offers a three to six month transitional housing support [...]

24 January, 2017

Keep Talking

2017-01-24T15:52:41+00:00 Categories: Campaign, Mindful Musings (Executive Director)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign encourages people to "start the conversation" about mental health. Talking about the stigma of mental health helps us realize how prevalent these issues are and what we need to do to change society, and we are changing society. Talk does lead to action. Since the launch in 2010, Bell Let’s Talk Day has engaged thousands of Canadians in this dialogue. I see this dialogue continued at all levels. At the policy level, the Federal government has recommended specific mental health funding in the transfer of payments to the provinces. Provincially CMHA Ontario has specifically proposed increases [...]