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
It was below zero, after dark, and still Islanders lined up on the sidewalk in patient pursuit of frozen dessert. “Lock the door!” an employee had to command at the COWS location on Queen Street in attempt to finally close the store for the night. With that untameable queue, matched by the demand at the […]Continue readingHow the island rallied behind Moo Let’s Talk
January 19, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ELLEN’S SKATE FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND ONLINE AUCTION Charlottetown— Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA-PEI) is pleased to announce that thirteen-year-old Ellen Carragher of Stratford, PEI will be hosting the second annual Skate for Mental Health at Eastlink Centre on February 11 at 5:30 p.m. The hour-long public […]Continue readingEllen’s Back and She’s Inviting You to Her Birthday Party!
Prince County clinics offer walk-in mental health supports Three new walk-in clinics offer Prince County residents better access to mental health services. Clinics in Summerside and in O’Leary will support residents of all ages, while a third at Westisle High School is designed to support West Prince teens age 16 and older. All three will […]Continue readingPrince County clinics offer walk-in mental health supports
Denise Carragher, left, and her daughter, Ellen, hold some of the items snapped up in an auction that was held in conjunction with a public skate for mental health this past weekend. Ellen decided to hold the fundraising skate instead of having her birthday this year. ©Dave Stewart/TC Media As reported in The Guardian newspaper […]Continue readingStratford elementary student raises close to $9,000 for mental health
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
If you’re looking for different ways to support CMHA-PEI Division this holiday season, look no further! We’re so lucky to have great community support. Here are a few individuals and organizations that are hosting third party events (this means we’re not the organizers) where CMHA-PEI will be the recipient of proceeds. How great is that?!? […]Continue readingStocking Stuffer Ideas in Support of CMHA-PEI
Starting November 29, 2016, otherwise know as #GivingTuesday, you can text CMHAPEI to 20222 to donate $5 or $10 to the Canadian Mental Health Association, PEI Division. Your generous donation will be added to your next mobile bill by your mobile service provider. No standard text messaging fees are incurred by donors to initiate or […]Continue readingNew Text 2 Donate Campaign is here!
Tips for Peace of Mind During the Holidays With the holiday season here, financial burdens, extra chores like cleaning, shopping, decorating, and entertaining are just a few of the reasons stress can get the better of just about anyone. At a time of year when we wish for peace on earth, many of us are […]Continue readingPeace of Mind During the Holiday Season