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April 14, 2016 Strong police collaborations help people in crisis

Collaboration between police and community mental health agencies can benefit people in crisis as well as officers themselves. This was a key theme in a presentation from CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville at a recent two-day conference hosted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

April 14, 2016 Talk Today numbers continue to grow as second year wraps up

CMHA_TalkTodaylogo_standaloneBuoyed by the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), more than 800 athletes have now received suicide-awareness training through the CMHA’s Talk Today program.

April 8, 2016 CMHA calls for inquest into death of Andrew Loku

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Toronto branch, is calling for an inquest to be held into the shooting of Andrew Loku.

April 7, 2016 Join the green movement during mental health week

TrilliumCommunities across Ontario are encouraged to join what is becoming a large and growing green movement for Mental Health Week.

April 5, 2016 Caregivers need support for their own physical and mental health

LivingLifetotheFullNational Caregiver Day, April 5, is an important time to reflect and thank the caregivers in our lives – but also to raise awareness of the challenges they can face as a result of their caregiving role.

April 1, 2016 New Windsor transitional stability centre aims to improve mental health services

CMHA Windsor Essex is a key partner in a new plan to redefine mental health and addictions care in their community.

March 31, 2016 Report: More solitary confinement data is needed

The Globe and Mail uncovered that a lack of data exists in provincial and territorial jail, particularly pertaining to solitary confinement.

March 30, 2016 CMHA Grey Bruce expands children’s mental health literacy

Starting this fall, kids and youth in the Grey Bruce area will learn about more than reading, writing and arithmetic – they’ll also learn about mental health.

March 24, 2016 New CMHA Initiative Targets Caregivers 55+

LLTTF2The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, in partnership with CMHA Toronto, is launching a free initiative that aims to promote positive mental health and reduce social isolation in caregivers over the age of 55 in the Toronto area.

March 24, 2016 CMHA announces Dr. Patrick Smith as new national CEO

Irene Merie, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Smith is CMHA’s new national CEO. With a PhD in clinical psychology, he brings considerable experience to this position, having worked in leadership roles in the mental health and addictions sectors for more than 20 years.