There is troubling language circulating about mental illness in our country, and to the south, and it can’t stand unchallenged. The language is not just hurtful. It is ugly, and it is dangerous, and we have chosen not to repeat it here. We are referring to public words and statements that reinforce the false idea […]Continue readingHarmful words about violence and mental illness
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New study finds 62% of business owners feel depressed at least once a week Canadian Mental Health Association study supported by BDC takes pulse of entrepreneurs’ well-being TORONTO and MONTREAL, June 18, 2019 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), supported by BDC, Canada’s only bank exclusively devoted to entrepreneurs, today released an in-depth report examining Canadian entrepreneurs’ mental health. The study, “Going it Alone: the mental health and […]Continue readingEntrepreneurs and Mental Health Study
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, the Government of […]Continue readingCMHA celebrates National Indigenous People’s Day!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Schools teach music, math and coding—why not empathy, tenacity and self-esteem? Canadian Mental Health Association calls for new mental health promotion strategy to get out in front of mental illness. TORONTO (ONTARIO) May 6, 2019 – To mark its 68th annual Mental Health Week, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) calls for a national mental health promotion strategy to help shore […]Continue readingMental Health Promotion paper
For the 68th straight year, CMHA invites you to #GetLoud for Mental Health Week, May 6-12. This year we’re not just getting loud: we’re getting loud about what mental health really is. So, what is mental health really? Simply put, it is a state of well-being, and we all have it. We might have a mental illness, […]Continue readingMental Health Week is here!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Honours Mentally Healthy Workplaces Wajax Receives CMHA’s 2019 Workplace Excellence Award VANCOUVER (B.C.) March 12, 2019: One of Canada’s leading industrial products and service providers, Wajax, today received the CMHA 2019 Workplace Excellence Award in recognition of its unwavering commitment to fostering a safe and supportive work culture for its employees. The annual award […]Continue readingCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Honours Mentally Healthy Workplaces
The survey is now closed. Being an entrepreneur comes with unique stressors and challenges. Business owners tend to face high workloads and feel pressure to develop expertise in all areas of business including finance, marketing, operations and more. It’s because of these unique career challenges that CMHA is conducting the first nationwide research on entrepreneurs’ […]Continue readingOnline Survey: Entrepreneurs’ Mental Health
With an estimated one million Canadians struggling with Eating Disorders, we simply can’t afford to wait. That’s the theme this year for Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW), which runs annually from February 1-7. EDAW urges Canadians to raise awareness about the causes, prevalence and impact of Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders affect people of all genders, […]Continue reading5 Ways to Take Action for Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Is Blue Monday really the most depressing day of the year? Not scientifically speaking, no. It was actually a marketing strategy created to encourage people to go on vacation in January. What is very real, however, is Seasonal Affective Disorder, and so are the “winter blues.” As days get shorter, darker, and colder, it’s quite common to notice a shift in mood. In Canada, […]Continue readingBlue Monday – Myth or Fact?