CMHA Ontario joins individuals and organizations worldwide in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day (IAOD) on August 31. IAOD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Raising awareness about preventing overdose is important now more than ever. In Ontario, it’s estimated that an opioid-related overdose death occurs every 10 […]Continue readingOverdose is preventable: know the signs
CMHA Thunder Bay is proud to support the new BounceBack®: Reclaim your health program offered through Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario and CMHA York and South Simcoe. BounceBack®: Reclaim your health is a free skill-building program offered through the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario and CMHA York and South Simcoe to help adults and youth […]Continue readingCMHA Thunder Bay is proud to support BounceBack®: Reclaim your health Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Riders raise $1.83 million to support a judgment-free Canada and vital mental health programs and services Thousands support Canadian Mental Health Association’s 7th annual Ride Don’t Hide TORONTO (ONTARIO) June 26, 2018 – On Sunday, more than 7,750 Canadians in 31 communities across the country cycled in the 7th annual Ride Don’t […]Continue readingRiders raise $1.83 million to support a judgment-free Canada and vital mental health programs and services
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
Mental health: how it’s like physical health We are all human beings, and each of us has a physical body. We also all have a mind, and we all have emotions. In the same way that we all have a state of physical health, we all have a state of mental health. Mental health is […]Continue reading#GetLoud ABOUT WHAT MENTAL HEALTH REALLY IS! Mental Health Week, May 6-10, 2019
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!
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
Bell Let’s Talk Day a reminder about Ontario’s Lack of mental health and addictions services (Thunder Bay, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018) – This year, people in Thunder Bay have an opportunity to push for lasting change on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Sign the petition at www.erasethedifference.ca and send a strong message to provincial election candidates that […]Continue readingBell Let’s Talk Day a reminder about Ontario’s Lack of mental health and addictions services