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September 23, 2015 CMHA and Canadians are calling for increased mental health funding for all Canadians now

Toronto, September 23, 2015 – This election, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is calling on federal parties to commit to sustainable funding of mental health and addiction services and programs for all Canadians. Based on a Nanos poll commissioned by CMHA, 90% of Canadians support a federally funded 10-year Mental Health Transition and Innovation Fund that would improve access to timely, high quality mental health and addiction programs and services in all provinces and territories.

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.

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?”

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.