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Substance use, recovery, and suicide prevention 
Sep 7th, 2022

The month of September marks both National Recovery Month and World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10). There are links between suicide and substance use disorder – and suicide is preventable among people experiencing substance use disorder. 

Campus Peer Support Pilot Project: students helping students with their mental health 
Aug 29th, 2022

The pilot program will offer a specialized peer support training and certification on five Canadian campuses, in partnership with local CMHA offices, providing post-secondary students with the tools they need to support each other’s well-being. 

Mental health in media and the power of positive portrayals 
Aug 24th, 2022

Here at CMHA, we aim to tackle stigma and reduce negative perceptions around mental health. One part of this is addressing how mental illnesses are depicted in mainstream media.

Sleep is your kids’ most essential school supply this Back to School season
Aug 17th, 2022

Sleep Country and the Canadian Mental Health Association partner to raise awareness of sleep’s impact on mental wellbeing and success in school.

Preparing your child for back-to-school 
Aug 16th, 2022

With back-to-school around the corner, it is important to get back to basics, starting with your child’s sleep schedule.

Not Myself Today: Transforming mental health in the workplace 
Aug 16th, 2022

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Canadian employers have been grappling with the mental health effects of the pandemic on employees.

Fiona’s Story
Jul 26th, 2022

In remote communities, care might not exist. Unless you can pay. In 2003, Fiona and her family came to Whitehorse as sponsored refugees from Kosovo. Her mental health declined almost…

Claire’s Story
Jul 26th, 2022

She’s seen people die from substance use during the pandemic. Claire was staff at the Overdose Prevention Site when she started helping Mark. He was only 13 years old. “He…

Jillian’s story
Jul 26th, 2022

She’s young and in a state of upheaval. The pandemic has wreaked havoc on youth. Jillian among them. “I’ve been really struggling with my mental health. I’m lonely and isolated,…