On March 1, CMHA Ontario will join people around the world to celebrate Zero Discrimination Day.
Local organizations held rallies in several cities across Canada as part of the first National Day of Action on the opiod overdose crisis.
Change is in the air for mental health in Canada. But it will take the entire nation to harness those winds of change and make it real.
As a proponent of a “housing first” approach, CMHA Ottawa has a long history of providing support to help chronically homeless people find a safe place to live in order to aid in their recovery of mental health issues.
Canadians across the country joined together on social media to text, talk and tweet about mental health for the 7th annual Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 25, 2017.
Having access to and being able to retain housing, especially housing with supports, is a key determinant of mental health. Unfortunately, that is not the experience of many people living with mental health conditions across Canada.
This has been a challenging year. For some Ontarians, issues like a lack of housing, proper income, education and other social determinants of health continue to be of daily concern, all of which can contribute to depression and anxiety. World events also contribute to these daily stressors. It can feel like a giant hole being dug for no reason at all. But there is hope.
A new Statistics Canada study reveals roughly 2.3 million Canadians 15 and older have had to temporarily live with family, friends, in their car or somewhere else because they had nowhere else to live.
The growing number of deaths due to opioids is a national concern. A summit on the Canadian opioid crisis will bring together concerned experts and organizations in Ottawa on Nov. 18.