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Emergency Departments aren’t the cure for our mental health crisis but there’s nowhere else to turn
Emergency Departments aren’t the cure for our mental health crisis but there’s nowhere else to turn
Nov 14, 2022

Act for Mental Health calls for the promised Canada Mental Health Transfer now  With rising mental health care needs and Emergency Departments stretched past their limits, Canada must act now…

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

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

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

CMHA welcomes decriminalization of some illicit substances in BC, calls for more action
CMHA welcomes decriminalization of some illicit substances in BC, calls for more action
Jun 2, 2022

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) BC Division and National offices welcome the decision from the federal government to grant a request from the Province of British Columbia to provide…

Our empathy bucket needs refilling 
Our empathy bucket needs refilling 
May 17, 2022

by Margaret Eaton, National CEO, Canadian Mental Health Association and Senator Dr. Stanley Kutcher  When American President Barack Obama popularized the term “empathy deficit” in 2008, he could have been…

Health Canada Provides $2M to Support Mental Health Project for Post-Secondary Students
Health Canada Provides $2M to Support Mental Health Project for Post-Secondary Students
May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022 | Fredericton, NB | Health Canada  Post-secondary students are among those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, with social isolation, virtual learning challenges, job insecurity, and financial…

Only 13% of Canadians are feeling empathetic, down markedly from two years ago
Only 13% of Canadians are feeling empathetic, down markedly from two years ago
May 2, 2022

CMHA and UBC release new data on empathy and challenged relationships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, (ON), May 2, 2022 – Just as Canadians are experiencing pandemic fatigue after two long…

CMHA welcomes investments in social determinants of health in Budget 2022
CMHA welcomes investments in social determinants of health in Budget 2022
Apr 7, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TORONTO (ONTARIO) Apr. 7, 2022 – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) applauds the federal government’s commitments in Budget 2022 to expand funding for mental health care,…

This Mental Health Week is all about empathy
This Mental Health Week is all about empathy
Apr 1, 2022

“I can relate.” It’s a familiar expression and one you’ve likely used countless times throughout the pandemic. When someone has been sick or stressed, felt lonely or lost their job. You say it without having to think: “I get it….