By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention In our culture, we are mostly silent about suicide. But when celebrities die by suicide – as Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did last week, the issue becomes front-page news. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide can attest to its utter devastation. […]Continue readingCelebrity suicide deaths – preventing “contagion”
Men’s Mental Health Day is an annual event that aims to break down stigma around men and mental illnesses by encouraging discussion on men’s mental health needs. Stigmas surrounding mental illnesses may make it difficult for men to identify mental health issues, and as a result, men are often misdiagnosed, or undiagnosed. Men experience higher […]Continue readingMen’s Mental Health Day 2018 #MensMHDay
CMHA Thunder Bay joins individuals and organizations worldwide to celebrate the history, courage, and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer-identified (LGBTQ) individuals for Pride Month in June. While Pride festivals across the province recognize Ontario’s vibrant and creative LGBTQ communities, it’s important to note that LGBTQ individuals continue to face specific mental health […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates Pride
Individuals with serious mental health and addictions conditions frequently identify housing as one of the most important factors in achieving and maintaining their health. However, for many, maintaining safe and affordable housing can be difficult. That’s why CMHA Ontario calls on political parties to commit to urgently-needed investments in supportive housing for Ontarians in need. […]Continue readingOntarians deserve a place to call home
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Mental Health Week is May 7-13, 2018 This year, Mental Health Week is not only about the 1 in 5 Canadians who experience mental health issues. It’s about the 5 in 5. 5 in 5 of us have mental health. We all have a state of mental health. We all have it, […]Continue readingGet Ready to #GetLoud for Mental Health Week, May 7-13, 2018
Every year, the CMHA Mental Health Week conversation gets very, very loud. It gets loud on social media, in our homes, and in our workplaces. In our schools and across our campuses. It gets loud in the halls of Parliament and in city and town halls across the country. This year, it will get even […]Continue readingGet Ready to Get Loud!
Every day, more than 3 million Ontarians provide support to loved ones facing illness, mental health issues, disability or challenges associated with aging. On April 3, CMHA Thunder Bay joins organizations and communities across the province for Family Caregiver Day, an annual event to recognize and celebrate the value of caregivers to Ontario’s families, health […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes the value of family caregivers
It’s time to press for progress. That’s the theme of International Women’s Day this year. Celebrated on March 8 around the world, the annual awareness day has a special emphasis on action for gender parity, including in the mental health and addictions sector. A number of studies on women’s health have demonstrated strong links between […]Continue readingCMHA calls for action on International Women’s Day
On February 28, individuals and organizations across the country will come together to celebrate Pink Shirt Day, an annual anti-bullying campaign. Bullying is a major problem in our schools, workplaces, homes, and online. Pink Shirt Day aims to raise awareness of these issues, as well as raise funds to support programs that foster children’s healthy […]Continue readingCelebrate Pink Shirt Day on February 28th!
For decades, mental health services in communities throughout Ontario have been chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system. The result: it’s impossible to meet the needs of Ontarians. Wait times are up. Programs have been cut. People are falling through the cracks. But we’re on the cusp of something big. For the […]Continue readingJoin CMHA in the call to erase the difference