Province expands disability supports for Islanders Islanders living with disabilities will have more and better assistance from the Prince Edward Island government. Expansions to the Disability Support Program – now called AccessAbility Supports – will include a coordinator to help clients navigate the system, job coaching and skills training, increased financial help for home and […]Continue readingProvince expands disability supports for Islanders
CMHA is pleased to partner with Scott Chandler in the performance delivery of Oh Charlie! From his Vaudeville days to his final moments, the tale of the Hollywood icon Charlie Chaplin is told by local performer Scott Chandler. During the performance, he’ll take the audience through Charlie’s life of constant contrast from his rags to […]Continue readingOh Charlie!
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”
A new strategy has been developed to help create a suicide-safer Prince Edward Island and reduce the painful, long-term effects of suicide on loved ones and communities. The Department of Health and Wellness — in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association — has created The Building Blocks of Hope – A Suicide Prevention Strategy […]Continue readingSuicide prevention strategy works to build hope
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