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A message to our government leaders: The impact of COVID-19 on mental health is real. Let’s listen to the evidence.
Mar 23rd, 2023

The overwhelming evidence from Canada shows that the pandemic took a significant and undeniable toll, with ongoing impacts on people’s mental health. In light of this, we would like to…

World Bipolar Day: Ailie’s Story
Mar 21st, 2023

Meet Ailie. A lawyer, mother and friend. When she’s not working on her current case, you can find her creating a new craft, enjoying a hike with her dog, or…

Understanding brain health and its connection to mental well-being
Mar 16th, 2023

The brain is one of the most complex and fascinating parts of the human body. It is responsible for all functions of the body including how we move, communicate, make…

The future is frightening and not set up for children to thrive
Feb 17th, 2023

On Family Day, families urged to press government to protect our children and give them the mental health care they need   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Toronto, ON (February 17, 2023) –…

Mental health within Black communities in Canada: profiles of advocates (and bonus resources!)
Feb 13th, 2023

This Black History Month, we honour the work of Black Canadians, past and present, to the field of mental health in Canada. Despite ongoing systemic racism and unequal opportunities, African,…

Investments lacking. More needs to be done for Canadians’ mental health.
Feb 8th, 2023

CMHA reaction to announcement emerging from February 7, 2023, First Ministers Health Summit   The Canadian Mental Health Association welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment to improve access to quality,…

Home Trust’s commitment to mental health
Feb 7th, 2023

Tom Trenouth was the best kind of guy. The kind who knew everybody’s name and made them all feel welcome. He always had a smile. So, when Tom lost his…

The mood-boosting benefits of getting active
Jan 13th, 2023

Winter can put a damper on your mood. The colder, darker, shorter days can sap our energy and leave us feeling down. If you’ve been feeling sluggish, and unmotivated, and…

Improving the mental health of energy sector workers
Dec 15th, 2022

Energy sector workers face some unique, and some not-so-unique, challenges to mental health and well-being, particularly those who fly in and out of remote locations, including Alberta’s oilsands. Research indicates…