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CMHA calls for cancellation of plan to use federal prisons for immigration detention 
Jun 10th, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is seriously alarmed by the federal government’s recent proposal to use federal penitentiaries for the non-criminal detention of migrants and refugee claimants, including those…

Helping save more lives: The Canadian Mental Health Association & Centre for Suicide Prevention support the National Suicide Prevention Action Plan
Jun 3rd, 2024

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National and Centre for Suicide Prevention welcome The National Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Working together on life promotion and suicide prevention. This is Canada’s first…

Mental health at the pandemic’s end: Youth still reporting higher rates of mental health problems
Feb 7th, 2024

13,255 people in Canada were polled from October 2022 to May 2023 about their mental health. Youth and young adults who identified as women, non-binary* and 2SLGBTQIA+ were more likely…

Mental Health at the Pandemic’s End: Women, non-binary and 2SLGBTQIA+ people are still reporting poorer mental health and greater service use
Feb 7th, 2024

13,255 people in Canada were polled about their mental health from October 2022 to May 2023. Women, non-binary, and 2SLGBTQIA+ people were more likely to report that they were struggling…

What you need to know about mental health and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Feb 7th, 2024

Source: All quoted indicators and passages below are cited from UN Statistics Division – Global indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) vision is…

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…

When it comes to health, our circumstances matter
Oct 25th, 2023

Our genes alone don’t decide if we’ll have problems with our mental health. Biology plays a part, as does the health care we receive. But the circumstances we live in…

Let the kids be who they are – without fear
Oct 17th, 2023

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) believes that every child deserves to feel proud of who they are and to embrace their true selves, no matter who they are, where…

Care after the Call
Oct 5th, 2023

The Canadian Mental Health Association is urging the federal government to ensure that people who call the 9-8-8 crisis line receive “Care after the Call.”