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February 13, 2014 CMHA Ottawa brings mental illnesses out of the shadows with new video

CMHA Ottawa is working to combat stereotypes of mental health conditions by sharing personal stories of people living with mental health issues.

February 13, 2014 CMHA London accepting nominations for 2014 Mental Health Champions

CMHA London Breakfast of champions bannerNominations are now open for Canadian Mental Health Association, London-Middlesex branch’s annual Champion of Mental Health Awards. Each year, CMHA London selects two recipients – an individual and an organization – who have overcome mental health challenges or advanced mental health issues.

February 13, 2014 CMHA Ontario blogs

Qualaxia-logoCMHA Ontario has joined the blogosphere thanks to a collaboration with the Qualaxia Network. Qualaxia is a national network of mental health-based researchers, experts, decision-makers, managers and clinicians. The blog features short pieces about emerging mental health planning, policy or service-delivery issues that impact Canada and the provinces.

January 30, 2014 Housing, income security, increased funding for community mental health and addictions sector highlights of CMHA Ontario's budget submission

Annual economic cost of mental illnesses in CanadaThe provincial government should continue building on momentum created by Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy (2011) and provide targeted funding to enhance access to safe and affordable housing and provide income security, two key elements for recovery for people living with mental health conditions.

January 30, 2014 More than 130 participants learn about issues related to prisoner belongings during webinar

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, the Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) held its 4th webinar, this time focusing on prisoner belongings. The title of the webinar was “Stranded without Personal Belongings: putting individuals with mental health issues at risk.”

January 30, 2014 Bell Let's Talk raises more than $5 million

logo_letstalk_enCMHA Ontario and branches throughout the province were pleased to do their part in fighting stigma and raising awareness about mental health in the fourth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day. In all, the initiative raised $5,472,585, generating an more than an astonishing 109 million text messages, mobile and long distance calls, Tweets and Facebook shares.

January 30, 2014 Creators of integration resource provide webinar for health care community

Last fall, Mental Health Notes reported about a new website – integrationresources.ca – that can help and support organizations, agencies and people who are navigating the challenges of integration in order to achieve meaningful outcomes. Now, the creators the website, Community Health Ontario (CHO) – an alliance between the Association of Ontario Health Centres, the Ontario Community Support Association and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario – and CMHA Ontario are pleased to present a webinar to show how integrationresources.ca can help community health organizations survive and thrive in the world of integration pressures and opportunities.

January 30, 2014 Mothers hope to lift veil of stigma of suicide in powerful new video

An emotional video available exclusively from CMHA London-Middlesex features two mothers who share their profound grief in order to try and help others impacted by the affects of suicide.

January 10, 2014 CMHA offers opinion about operational stress injuries and mental illnesses in the police force

Kathy Jurgens, National Program Manager for Mental Health Works – a Canada-wide program based at CMHA Ontario – was recently quoted about the mental health challenges that officers face in their line of work.

December 19, 2013 CMHA Ontario receives $300,000 grant from Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

A $300,000 grant awarded to CMHA Ontario will be used to teach older adults across the province the necessary skills to tackle mental health issues such as distress, anxiety and depression and enable them to change personal behaviours, including becoming more physically active and eating a healthier diet.