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Our empathy bucket needs refilling 
Our empathy bucket needs refilling 
May 17, 2022

by Margaret Eaton, National CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association and Senator Dr. Stanley Kutcher  When American President Barack Obama popularized the term “empathy deficit” in 2008, he could have been…

Health Canada Provides $2M to Support Mental Health Project for Post-Secondary Students
Health Canada Provides $2M to Support Mental Health Project for Post-Secondary Students
May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022 | Fredericton, NB | Health Canada  Post-secondary students are among those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, with social isolation, virtual learning challenges, job insecurity, and financial…

Only 13% of Canadians are feeling empathetic, down markedly from two years ago
Only 13% of Canadians are feeling empathetic, down markedly from two years ago
May 2, 2022

CMHA and UBC release new data on empathy and challenged relationships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, (ON), May 2, 2022 – Just as Canadians are experiencing pandemic fatigue after two long…

CMHA welcomes investments in social determinants of health in Budget 2022
CMHA welcomes investments in social determinants of health in Budget 2022
Apr 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO (ONTARIO) Apr. 7, 2022 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) applauds the federal government’s commitments in Budget 2022 to expand funding for mental health care,…

This Mental Health Week is all about empathy
This Mental Health Week is all about empathy
Apr 1, 2022

“I can relate.” It’s a familiar expression and one you’ve likely used countless times throughout the pandemic. When someone has been sick or stressed, felt lonely or lost their job. You say it without having to think: “I get it….

Sleep Country raises awareness about sleep’s connection to mental health this World Sleep Day
Sleep Country raises awareness about sleep’s connection to mental health this World Sleep Day
Mar 14, 2022

A portion of proceeds from all sales on World Sleep Day will be donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association to enable better sleep and wellbeing (TORONTO, ON) – March…

Most Canadians worry COVID will never go away
Most Canadians worry COVID will never go away
Mar 1, 2022

For immediate release New research shows chronic stress taking toll on individuals and organizations  TORONTO (ONTARIO) Mar. 1, 2022 – Far from feeling the pandemic is over, most people in…

CMHA welcomes Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as National Volunteer
CMHA welcomes Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as National Volunteer
Feb 1, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO (ONTARIO) February 1, 2022 – We at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are thrilled to welcome Sophie Grégoire Trudeau as our first National Volunteer. In…

CMHA statement on conversion ‘therapy’
CMHA statement on conversion ‘therapy’
Nov 26, 2021

Conversion ‘therapy’ is a harmful practice that puts the mental health of 2SLGBTQ+ people at risk  The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is the most extensive community mental health organization in Canada with…