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February 4, 2016 Get Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week

Get LoudCMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). CMHA is once again asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health!

January 28, 2016 Bell Let’s Talk gets people talking

Bell Lets TalkThe latest edition of Bell Let’s Talk took over the Twitterverse and airwaves on Jan. 27, and the one-day stigma-busting campaign didn’t disappoint. CMHA Ontario did its part join the discussion as well.

December 11, 2015 App aims to help manage stress

thinkfull2_0A new app, thinkFull, provides tools and techniques to help understand and manage daily stress.

December 11, 2015 Trends in Income-Related Health: Inequalities in Canada

CIHI reportThe Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) released a report in November outlining recommendations on how to reduce health inequalities in Canada.

December 11, 2015 Report emphasizes child poverty still an issue

coverimageCampaign 2000 — a non-partisan, network of national, provincial and community partner organizations – released its annual report on poverty in Canada.

The findings were not ideal.

November 26, 2015 Free webinar on using tech to support youth mental health

With studies showing that Canada’s youth are online more than ever, it’s important for mental health organizations to embrace new strategies to connect with youth in order to support their mental health. An upcoming webinar hosted by Umind offers tips on ‘non-traditional’ ways of connecting with youth through technology.

November 26, 2015 Release of Report on Marijuana by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse

ccsa reportThe Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released a report to open discussion about policy options for marijuana use in this country.

November 26, 2015 Calling on the Federal Government for a National Housing Strategy in Canada

CAEHThe Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is calling on the Federal government to make good on their election promise of a National Housing Strategy.

November 26, 2015 StatsCan: Mental health strongly linked to violent victimization

A new Statistics Canada (StatsCan) study has identified that mental health is strongly associated with violent victimization, including sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. The rate of violent victimization for those who reported having a mental health disability or learning disability, or who self-reported their mental health as poor or fair was over four times the rate of those who identified their mental health as excellent or very good. Furthermore, people who experience childhood abuse reported a rate of violent victimization double that of those who had not experience childhood abuse.

November 26, 2015 StatsCan: Unmet health care needs contribute to mental distress among Inuit

A new study from Statistics Canada (StatsCan) identifies that unmet healthcare needs are a significant social determinant of higher mental distress among Inuit people.