On Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, CMHA Ottawa will join international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organization as an important way to raise awareness and advocate for better care for those with mental health issues worldwide. The theme this year is working […]Continue readingCMHA Ottawa recognizes world mental health day
The second week of October brings with it the reminder that millions of Canadians live with mental illnesses every day. Oct 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). CAMIMH’s mandate is to ensure that mental illness and […]Continue readingCMHA Ottawa recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week
CMHA Ottawa Director Emeritus has been teaching suicide intervention workshops for 30 years by Patrick Jodoin, CMHA Ottawa; photo supplied by Renée Ouimet Renée Ouimet’s relationship with suicide prevention began in 1987, just two years into her time at the Canadian Mental Health Association, when she first received Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. That training […]Continue readingMeet Ottawa’s longstanding suicide prevention crusader
By the Centre for Suicide Prevention, a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association While some people who consider suicide do so fleetingly or only once in their lives, others may experience ongoing thoughts of suicide or experience them off and on over time. People may feel that suicidal thoughts are holding them hostage. Experiencing […]Continue readingWhat is a safety plan, and how can it prevent suicide?
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How one woman took control of her mental health using a new free service that’s available to all qualifying Ontarians by Patrick Jodoin, CMHA Ottawa It was “picture day” at the federal government offices in Ottawa where Annie Dodds* works full time, and she missed her individual appointment to have her photo taken. Annie was […]Continue readingBouncing back from anxiety
The 4th annual Mental Health For All Conference (MH4A) runs from September 23-25, 2019 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto’s revitalized Harbourfront. The theme is Connection interrupted: Restoring mental health in a fractured world. What is the MH4A Conference? This is the 4th annual Mental Health For All Conference. It has become the largest […]Continue readingCMHA National Conference 2019
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CMHA Ottawa joins individuals and organizations around the globe in celebrating International Self-Care Day on July 24, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness. This year’s choice of themes includes ‘Self-Care is for Life,’ ‘Get Better with Self-Care’ and “Treat Yourself to Better […]Continue readingCMHA Ottawa recognizes International Self-Care Day
Today is historic for mental health awareness in Ontario as, for the first time, the province officially recognizes June 27 as PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can appear following a traumatic event in one’s life. It can affect victims or witnesses of distressful occurrences such as natural disasters, crimes, […]Continue readingJune 27, 2019 marks Ontario’s first-ever PTSD Awareness Day