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Open letter to the federal government: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Sep 30th, 2022

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) stands firm in supporting the self-determination of Indigenous people and the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action.

The groundswell that was the year  
Sep 27th, 2022

Groundswell is our year-in-review. It tells the story of the impact CMHA National has had over the last year. For the full story, read Groundswell, our Impact Report for 2022.  

How the 988 phone number could have saved Colin
Sep 20th, 2022

Last year, at 40 years old, Colin lost his life. He died by suicide. It didn’t have to go that way.

CMHA applauds the federal commitment to a three-digit number for suicide prevention and mental health crisis 
Sep 15th, 2022

A national 988 number will improve access to critical crisis supports. Equal attention must be paid to ensuring Canadians have the mental health and substance use health care they need.  

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.