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Statement in support of a legislative extension for Medical Assistance in Dying for persons suffering solely from a mental disorder
Jan 30th, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association welcomes the federal government’s decision to postpone the planned expansion in March 2024 of Medical Assistance in Dying for persons whose sole underlying medical condition…

A holding pattern for mental health
Apr 7th, 2022

2022-2023 Federal Budget commitments & analysis  INTRODUCTION  On April 7, 2022, the Trudeau government delivered Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. The federal…

Investing in community-based mental health services for long-term pandemic recovery
Apr 8th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused extreme national anxiety with mental health effects like nothing we have seen before. Research suggests that Canadians will still be struggling with their mental health long after a vaccine is available. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has made the…

New national survey finds Canadians’ mental health eroding
Dec 3rd, 2020

The second wave of the pandemic has intensified feelings of stress and anxiety, causing alarming levels of despair, suicidal thoughts and hopelessness in the Canadian population. This, according to the…

Statement on Universal Basic Income
Sep 14th, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused sudden and unprecedented job loss, Canada moved swiftly. The COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan – of which the CERB is a part – provided temporary income…

Statement on police and wellness checks
Aug 25th, 2020

Mental illness is not a crime The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is deeply concerned by the recent deaths of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis across Canada stemming from…

COVID-19 effects on the mental health of vulnerable populations: Wave 1
Jun 24th, 2020

The pandemic has caused intense stress and disruption for all people in Canada, and is causing pronounced mental health concerns, including suicidal thoughts and feelings, in various subgroups of the…