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Suicide prevention requires investment in community supports: a message for the federal government this World Suicide Prevention Day
Sep 7th, 2023

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, an opportunity to honour people and communities impacted by a suicide attempt or loss. It is also a chance to raise awareness, reduce…

Investing in Community: Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget
Aug 30th, 2023

Governments increasingly understand that there is no health without mental health. One third of people in Canada will experience a mental illness or substance use disorder during their lifetime.[1] And…

Preventing drug-related deaths
Aug 24th, 2023

Last year, 7,328 people in Canada died from apparent drug poisonings – an average of 20 deaths per day. These deaths were largely accidental, meaning those using drugs did not…

Spring 2023 federal advocacy report
Aug 3rd, 2023

Mental health and addictions intersect with a broad range of government policy issues. Sometimes the link to policy is obvious—like that mental illness is a factor in homelessness—but the connection…

Community mental health
Jul 5th, 2023

It’s existed for decades: mental health support that you can get outside of hospitals and doctors’ offices. It is called “community mental health. ” Read this short brief to learn…

Why we need universal mental heath care
Jul 5th, 2023

Mental health care needs to be available to everyone. That’s what we mean by universal. Read this short brief to learn about “universal mental health care.”

Statement on upcoming changes to Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) law
Jun 22nd, 2023

The Canadian Mental Health Association makes this statement in anticipation of a legislative change expected in March 2024 that will allow people to qualify for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)…

Canadians need more from their mental health system
May 16th, 2023

In the face of a mental health crisis and government inaction, Canadians are saying it’s time we all had free, publicly funded mental health care. The Canadian Mental Health Association…

Real Talk: Mental health stories from across Canada
May 1st, 2023

What are the real-life experiences of people in the mental health system? We went across the country asking them. Here’s what they told us.