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Media Releases

May 27, 2016 CMHA Fort McMurray Mental Health Fund

Urgent appeal to Canadians:  A CMHA Mental Health Fund for Fort McMurray

May 25, 2016 Talk Today

CMHA partners with Canadian Hockey League to launch Talk Today.

March 8, 2016 CMHA announces Dr. Patrick Smith as new national CEO

Irene Merie, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Smith is CMHA’s new national CEO. With a PhD in clinical psychology, he brings considerable experience to this position, having worked in leadership roles in the mental health and addictions sectors for more than 20 years.

February 23, 2016 Leaders Not "Walking the Talk" on Workplace Mental Health, National Survey Reveals

Survey shows majority of leaders fail to follow words with action on improving conditions at work

Download Workplace Mental Health in Canada: Findings from a Pan-Canadian Survey here.

July 31, 2015 $10 Million in federal funding for Canadian CMHAs

(July 31, 2015) – The Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, announced late yesterday that Canadian Mental Health Association’s across Canada will receive $10 million over the next three years from the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.


June 26, 2015 Canadian Mental Health Association Raises $1.1 Million for Mental Health at Ride Don’t Hide

More than 6,000 riders of all ages took part in Canada’s largest community bike ride for mental health on Father’s Day

(Toronto, ON) This Father’s Day, more than 6,000 mental health supporters took part in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Ride Don’t Hide charity bike ride, raising more than $1.1 million for mental health programs and services. All Ride Don’t Hide funds raised locally will go towards mental health programs within the local communities.

May 4, 2015 It’s CMHA’s Mental Health Week! May 4–10, 2015, now GET LOUD for mental health

TORONTO, ON, May 4, 2015 – It’s the Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 64th Annual Mental Health Week!  And this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health!

February 24, 2015 Stories from the Front Lines; Solutions from the Survivors

National conference opens a discussion on what needs to change to protect the psychological health of front line workers 

June 10, 2014 The Canadian Mental Health Association Supports the First-Ever National Men’s Health Week

CMHA offers mental health tips to improve men’s overall health

Ottawa, June 10, 2014 — The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) lends its support to the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation in the launch of its first-ever Men’s Health Week, June 9–June 15, ending on Father’s Day. Today focuses on men’s mental health and to assist people in taking small steps to better mental health, CMHA is presenting five practical tips for men.

May 5, 2014 It’s Mental Health Week! May 5-11, 2014
Tell Us How You Really Feel

CMHA wants to know, “Are you phine or fine?”

Toronto, May 5, 2014 – To mark the beginning of its 63rd Annual Mental Health Week (MHW), the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is launching its Be Mind Full initiative. As part of this new initiative, a campaign begins today that is asking Canadians how they really feel and challenging them to answer the question, “Are you phine or fine?”