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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?”

April 14, 2014 Mental Health Community Committed to Repairing Damage Caused by Bill C-14, Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act

Eleven national health organizations opposed to the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act expressed their disappointment in the legislative process that has allowed a bill to pass that could jeopardize public safety, limit recovery for victims, and cause harm to people living with a mental illness.

January 16, 2014 The Canadian Mental Health Association recognizes the one year anniversary of mentally healthier Canadian workplaces

The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canada released one year ago today

Toronto, January 16, 2014 – CMHA is pleased to join the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) in recognizing the one year anniversary of Canada’s first-ever National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace in Canada.

December 6, 2013 CMHA and CASP are calling for an integrated and collaborative strategy on suicide prevention for military personnel and all Canadians

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OTTAWA, December 6, 2013 – Over the last several days, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) have been moved by the recent deaths by suicide within the Canadian military and are concerned about suicidal behaviour among university students and military veterans. We are deeply saddened by these personal and societal tragedies and share in the devastating impact these have on family members, colleagues, friends and on university campuses across the country.

December 6, 2013 CAMIMH Calls for Canadians to Contribute to a Responsible Discussion on Suicide

CAMIMH(Ottawa) December 6, 2013 – As members of Canada’s mental health community, the Canadian Alliance for Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) are deeply saddened by losses of life by suicide.

November 27, 2013 With the Right Amendments, the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act Can Support All

Following an announcement by the Government of Canada that it will re-instate Bill C-54 (to be re-numbered Bill C-14), the Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act, in the Senate of Canada, a coalition of 12 national health organizations are looking to collaborate with the government to amend the Bill so it supports victims without perpetuating the stigma and discrimination of mental illness.

October 25, 2013 Canadian Mental Health Association commends the Federal Government for recognizing Canadians’ inclusive, caring nature and its focus on people with disabilities in its recent Throne Speech

OTTAWA, October 25, 2014 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) commends the Government of Canada for its recognition in last week’s Speech from the Throne that Canada is, above all else, an inclusive, caring society and that it is the federal government’s intention to, “take further steps to see that those traditionally under-represented in the workforce, including people with disabilities, youth, and Aboriginal Canadians, find the job-training they need”. CMHA also remains optimistic that it can work with the Government and other stakeholders to markedly improve the legislation related to “violent offenders found not criminally responsible for their actions” that will be re-introduced during this Parliamentary session.

October 15, 2013 Calling all Canadians: Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk gets ready to roll

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  • Bell announces Official Route and National Partners for Clara’s Big Ride
  • Six-time Olympian Clara Hughes to ride her bike around Canada, visiting schools and community groups in every province and territory to talk about mental health
  • National Partners Aimia, BMO, Canadian Tire, Cisco, CTV, Lundbeck, President’s Choice and Samsung helping to take the mental health conversation further than ever before
  • Local mental health organizations across the country preparing to host Clara in their communities
May 6, 2013 The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) kicks off its 62nd annual Mental Health Week – May 6-12, 2013

Local events and activities planned in hundreds of CMHA community locations across Canada

Toronto, May 6, 2013 – With all the stress and challenges of life today, it’s important to pause and reflect on our mental health and well-being. That’s what Canadians are being encouraged to do as the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) launches its 62nd annual Mental Health Week (MHW) today. CMHA locations coast to coast started MHW by greeting morning commuters with mental health tips and facts, handing out mental health information at local malls and coffee shops, hosting free yoga classes and holding mental health walks in various communities.