Thinking of suicide or worried about someone you know? Call or text 9-8-8, toll-free, anytime, for support.

You are currently on the:

National Site

Visit our provincial websites


Frequently Asked Questions: Canadian Dental Care Plan
Jul 9th, 2024

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National Office has prepared this fact sheet to spread the word about the Canadian Dental Care Plan and to answer your questions. 

PTSD Awareness Day: A Tribute to First Responders
Jun 27th, 2024

Navigating the challenging world of first responders requires more than just physical stamina; it also requires a strong psychological framework. Studies have found that being faced with continuous intense and…

From common ground to real change: Reflections on a landmark mental health policy summit 
Jun 20th, 2024

By Margaret Eaton For a few hours at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre last month, a room full of people rallied around their common concern about the mental health of Canadians….

Courage to feel and heal: Men’s mental health matters 
Jun 12th, 2024

When a fear of stigma stopped Hassaan from getting help for his social anxiety, he found himself in a dark depression. He says his story isn’t unique. “I’ve seen first-hand…

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…

Navigating summer stress: Tips for managing anxiety as school ends
May 30th, 2024

If you’re a parent or caregiver of school-aged children, you understand the unique stressors and anxiety this time of year brings. With the transition from the school year into summer…

Embracing compassion in everyday life 
May 13th, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, it’s easy to get lost in routines and responsibilities. Amidst the chaos and monotony, however, lies an important truth: practicing compassion…

The limits of compassion: Challenging compassion fade 
May 11th, 2024

From natural disasters to a toxic drug supply, homelessness and violence in Gaza and the Ukraine, our news feeds provide an overwhelming stream of evidence that major social problems and…

Debunking the myth of compassion fatigue 
May 9th, 2024

In recent years, the concept of compassion fatigue has gained significant traction. Most attributed to those in professional caregiving roles, compassion fatigue is used to describe a state of emotional…