CMHA joins the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) in inviting all individuals and communities to find a way to recognize and support World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September 10th. It can be as simple as sending a message to those who are in despair, those who are grieving, and those who are supporting someone who is struggling with life's challenges. By spreading the word that hope, help and healing are possible, we can work together to prevent suicide. CASP estimates that each day in Canada, 10 people end their life and 200 make a suicide attempt. Suicide occurs [...]
Worries linked to actions of others: CMHA poll A new poll shows an overwhelming majority of Ontarians (84 per cent) remain concerned about the possibility of a second wave of COVID-19, primarily driven by worry of other people not following the proper distancing rules as businesses and schools reopen. The survey conducted by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division indicates respondents are worried people are becoming too relaxed too quickly (83 per cent), about coming in contact with people who are not taking the proper precautions (78 per cent), and that others are not following physical distancing guidelines [...]
The Canadian Mental Health Association's annual Mental Health Week is May 6 - 12, 2019. It's a time where communities, schools, workplaces and the House of Commons rally around CMHA Mental Health Week. 2019 marks the 68th annual CMHA Mental Health Week. Mental health is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, and we might not. Either way, we can all feel well. One in five Canadians lives with mental health problems, mental illnesses or addiction. But the reality is, five in five of us have mental health, just like we all [...]
Asking for donations can be intimidating. But with a few tips, you’ll be a fundraising superstar in no time! Start simple. An easy way to get started is by e-mailing your close friends and family. Then try reaching out to your wider social circle for support. Don’t be afraid to reach out - remember that every time you start a conversation about Ride Don’t Hide, you are helping break down the stigma around mental illness. Get personal. Share why you’re riding! Do you have a particular connection to mental health or to CMHA? Let people know! People donate more when [...]
On June 13, CMHA Niagara joins organizations across Canada in recognizing Men's Mental Health Awareness Day. This annual event aims to normalize conversations about mental health issues and reduce the stigma that often prevents men from seeking help. CMHA recognizes that stigma may make it difficult for men to identify their own mental health and addiction issues, but there are programs and services available like our Walk-In Counselling program to assist individuals in need. Signs and symptoms of mental health conditions may present themselves differently in men. Men are more likely to describe their mental health concerns as physical symptoms [...]
A special report prepared for CMHA Niagara by Ernest Jodoin and shared on the Niagara Knowledge Exchange website maps the existing services within the Region, and provides development and implementation recommendations. See the full report here.
CMHA Ontario has released their Network magazine for Spring 2015. Click here to read.