More than 12,500 Ontarians raised their voices during the recent provincial election campaign to let political candidates know that its time to #erasethedifference and fund mental health and addictions care the same as physical health care. In addition to garnering signatures, the Erase the Difference campaign created significant social media […]Continue readingThousands of Ontarians send a strong message to erase the difference
June 21 of every year marks an opportunity in Canada to recognize the contributions that First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples have made to Canada. And these contributions continue to be significant and increasing across all sectors and aspects of our national identity and history.Continue readingNational Indigenous Peoples Day – Open Letter from the Canadian Mental Health Association
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!