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Feeling well includes feeling like you belong
Nov 9, 2021

Connecting with other people and your community doesn’t just feel good, it’s good for your mental health. Especially after the long periods of increased social isolation brought on by the…

We’ll be Deconstructing Normal – October 19 & 20
Oct 5, 2021

Through the endless months of the pandemic, how often have you longed for normal? But maybe normal’s not a place we want to be. Even if we are used to…

Transformation: Moving toward a new normal for mental health
Sep 30, 2021

Over the past year, COVID-19 has devastated livelihoods, strained relationships, disconnected families and weighed us down with grief and longing. But slowly, as people took off their brave faces and…

Envisioning a Canada where mental health is a human right
Sep 25, 2021

Mental health has never been more top-of-mind in Canada. Perhaps because the need has never been so great. “It has been 18 months of isolation, stress and uncertainty,” says Margaret…

How to help someone thinking about suicide
Sep 6, 2021

By Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention  September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day to remember those we’ve lost to suicide and raise awareness about how suicide can…

For Mental Health Week, name how you feel. Don’t numb it.
May 3, 2021

For Mental Health Week, name how you feel. Don’t numb it. It is CMHA’s 70th Mental Health Week, and this year we took the pulse of Canada’s emotions and found…

When positivity turns toxic and 4 ways to combat it
May 3, 2021

There is a misconception that being mentally healthy means being happy all the time. The expressions are well-known: keep your chin up, or your upper lip stiff. Who hasn’t heard…

7 steps to calm your inner world with words
May 3, 2021

Spring has sprung and hope is in the air, but not everyone is feeling peachy. It’s been a tough winter and your inner world might still be thawing out. That’s ok!…

Why saying “I feel bad” can actually make you feel better
May 3, 2021

Scientists call it “affect labelling” but more simply it means “putting feelings into words.”  Understanding how this works might just change the way you respond to your emotions. When we’re experiencing…