Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario commends the provincial government for its $140-million investment in mental health, while also recognizing the need for increased funding and enhanced services. The Ontario government has committed to investing $140 million over three years – and an additional $50 million over each of the following three years – in supportive housing, psychotherapy and services for youth. Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Eric Hoskins made the announcement at Routes, CMHA Toronto’s social resource centre, on Feb. 8, calling it a “big step forward” in an attempt to achieve parity between the importance of mental [...]
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) aims to spread awareness and break the silence about suicide. The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year -- that's one person every 40 seconds. Up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. Suicide creates a tragic ripple effect that impacts people who have been bereaved by suicide or have been close to someone who has made a suicide attempt. Suicides can be prevented, though. Learn more about effective suicide prevention strategies here. On September 10, join with others around the world who are working towards the common goal [...]
Important Service Announcement: Transforming the Delivery of Mental Health Services Across the Niagara Region
Mental health issues and addictions affect one in five people worldwide over their lifetime, which is why having access to good quality mental health and addictions services is essential. When it comes to transitioning between child/youth and adult mental health services there is little continuity of care between the two. Since "aging out" of programs leads to gaps in care, the Boards of Directors for CMHA Niagara and Pathstone Mental Health are exploring potential partnership opportunities to develop seamless services for the mental health needs of people of all ages across the region. “Having access to good quality mental health [...]
Members of the Board of Directors presented fellow Board Member Elaine Edmiston with the inaugural "Friend of CMHA Niagara" honour at the recent Annual General Meeting, June 16, 2016. This tribute acknowledges Elaine's many contributions to CMHA over the years. In addition to her leadership as a long-serving member of the Board, Elaine brought the successful Women and Wellness event to Niagara. Since 2011, this annual educational fundraiser has raised more than $170,000 to support CMHA Niagara's Walk-In Counselling. Thank you Elaine!
LIUNA Station, Niagara Falls, Brant Street Pier among more than 40 local landmarks to shine green for Mental Health Week (Hamilton, April 28, 2016) – A mental health initiative launched earlier this month by Hamilton radio station AM900 CHML, in conjunction with several community partners, is growing rapidly. More than 40 businesses, organizations and buildings in the Hamilton, Halton and Niagara areas will be lit green during Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 65th annual Mental Health Week from May 2 to 8. Lit buildings in Hamilton include city hall, LIUNA Station, First Ontario Centre/Hamilton Place, McMaster University’s University Hall, Hamilton [...]
Introducing the Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Team, funded by the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). Find out more here. Read the article in the St. Catharines Standard.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of Talk Today, an exciting new partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). CMHA Niagara is partnering with the Niagara Ice Dogs and Erie Otters in this new initiative. Talk Today has been designed for the OHL and is aimed at raising awareness about suicide and promoting the mental health of young athletes. The strength of the program lies within the network of 31 CMHA branches across the province. Learn More