CMHA Ontario joins individuals and organizations worldwide in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day (IAOD) on August 31. IAOD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. Raising awareness about preventing overdose is important now more than ever. In Ontario, it’s estimated that an opioid-related overdose death occurs every 10 […]Continue readingOverdose is preventable: know the signs
Rain or shine, 24 hours left until SupercarSaturday! If you’re in Toronto this weekend, get up close with some of the most coveted luxury vehicles at SUPERCAR SATURDAY this Sat., Aug. 25th from noon to 3 pm. Proudly brought to you by BMW Toronto, Saturns Drives, and MINI Downtown, all proceeds from this eye-popping event will benefit the CMHA Ontario Division and […]Continue readingSUPERCAR SATURDAY supports mental health with luxury car event
Mood Walks presents a one-day knowledge exchange and networking summit to share the exciting strides taken over the past year implementing hiking programs across the province for youth living with mental health challenges. Harbourfront Centre, Toronto Sunday, February 26, 2017 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Cost: $25 (Students $10) Includes breakfast and lunch Space is […]Continue readingRegistration is open for Mood Walks Summit 2017!
Former national health minister Allan Rock is speaking out about the importance of assisting with mental health issues. Rock discussed his lived experiences with mental health while he was a student at the University of Ottawa in an op-ed piece published Thursday. Rock, now the university’s president and vice-chancellor, coped with mental health issues internally […]Continue readingFormer health minister knows value of mental health firsthand
Jessica Cashmore, a crisis response worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch, is a shining example of what someone can achieve with a helping hand. Jessica, who is blind and also lives with depression, secured her job with the assistance of Northern College, her local Ontario Disability Support Program’s employment supports service provider. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKPbtWTH4Xk […]Continue readingEmployment support for people living with disabilities: a success story
Linda Chamberlain, a psychiatric survivor and award-winning mental health champion, has published a book sharing her inspiring journey through illness and homelessness. The 88-page scrapbook details Linda’s incredible life through the struggles of addiction, poverty and mental illness and her commitment to advocating for social change despite personal hardship. It is truly a story of the […]Continue readingNot Anytime Soon: The Life & Times of Linda Chamberlain
Take the Enabling Minds survey at www.enablingminds.ca. Your responses to the Enabling Minds survey will help us understand the issues that create barriers and prevent access to physical activity programs and services at community centres, private fitness clubs, health care providers, public parks, schools, sports clubs, and other organizations. We want to hear from: Individuals with […]Continue readingTell us your experiences with mental health-related barriers to physical activity