FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Rita Notarandrea, CEO, on National Addictions Awareness Week 2018 Ottawa, November 26, 2018 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) is pleased to launch National Addictions Awareness Week from November 26 to December 2, 2018. This week is part of CCSA’s mission to address issues of substance […]Continue readingNational Addictions Awareness Week
Living with a mental illness can make you feel isolated. The stigma associated with mental illness doesn’t help, either. The typical route to recovery can involve counselling and medication. But, there’s a powerful recovery tool that is often left untapped. This tool is peer support. READ MOREContinue readingCelebrating peer support across the globe
June 12, 2018 By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention In our culture, we are mostly silent about suicide. But when celebrities die by suicide – as Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain did last week, the issue becomes front-page news. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide can attest to […]Continue readingCelebrity suicide deaths – preventing “contagion”
Canada must treat opioid use as a health issue, not a criminal matter. The Canadian Mental Health Association calls for care not corrections to relieve opioid crisisContinue readingCMHA Opioid Policy
The origins of community mental health in Canada It all started at afternoon tea. In Mrs. Dunlap’s drawing room. But first, some context: It was wartime, circa 1917, and Dr. Clarence Hincks had grown impatient. He had been plugging away in a psychiatric outpatient clinic in Toronto for a number of years. Meanwhile, the […]Continue readingCMHA Origin Story
Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017 is one for the record books with 131,705,010 total messages of support – and $6,585,250.50 more funding for Canadian mental health Montréal, QC , Thursday, January 26, 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Day 2017 is one for the record books with 131,705,010 total messages of support – and $6,585,250.50 more funding […]Continue readingBell Let’s Talk 2017 Breaks Records
Canadians from coast to coast will join the conversation again this year to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness. Bell’s annual Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign encourages people to start the conversation about mental health with friends, family and co-workers, recognizing that simply talking has a significant impact on reducing stigma. In […]Continue readingHelp CMHA support Bell Let’s Talk Day!
The latest edition of Bell Let’s Talk took over the Twitterverse and airwaves on January 27, and the one-day stigma-busting campaign didn’t disappoint.Continue readingBell Let’s Talk gets people talking