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”
Election Day in Ontario is fast approaching which means now is a crucial time to ensure that mental health and addictions care remains a core ballot box issue.Continue readingCast your vote on June 7th for mental health and addictions care
CMHA Ottawa 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.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.Continue readingOntarians deserve a place to call home
Sign the petition. It’s official – 10,000 Ontarians agree – mental health & addictions care should be a priority for all candidates in the upcoming provincial election.Continue reading“Erase the Difference” campaign reaches 10,000 signatures
Get Ready to Get Loud! Every year, the CMHA Mental Health Week conversation gets very, very loud.Continue readingGet Ready to Get Loud!
The impact of mental health in the workplace is astounding. Consider that the cost of mental illnesses to the economy is $51 billion a year and that each week 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to a mental health issue.Continue readingSupporting mental health is good for business
Read our origin story here.Continue readingHappy birthday to us! Today is the 100th anniversary of the creation of CMHA in Canada!
CMHA Ottawa is delighted to present a Creative Well Theatre Project play during Mental Health Week for the third year in a row.Continue readingUnique play to be presented during Mental Health Week on May 9
For decades, mental health and addictions 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.Continue readingJoin CMHA in the call to erase the difference