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CMHA recognizes PTSD Awareness Day 2020

CMHA Durham joins individuals and organizations around the world in recognizing PTSD (Posttraumatic stress disorder) Awareness Day.

L’ACSM souligne la Journée de sensibilisation à l’état de stress post-traumatique 2020

L’ACSM Durham se joint à la population et aux organisations du monde entier pour souligner la Journée de sensibilisation à l’état de stress post-traumatique (ÉSPT).

CMHA Ontario responds to the death of yet another individual experiencing a crisis

(Toronto, June 24, 2020) – The following is a statement from Camille Quenneville, CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario in reaction to the death of Ejaz Choudry: “It’s sad, heartbreaking and incredibly upsetting that once again an individual experiencing distress has died after a police response to a…

Warning signs: more Canadians thinking about suicide during pandemic

New national survey from the Canadian Mental Health Association and UBC exposes troubling pandemic mental health vulnerabilities across various groups Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC (June 25, 2020) – The pandemic has caused intense stress and disruption for all people in Canada, and is causing pronounced mental health concerns, including…

New data says fewer Ontarians are seeking mental health supports during COVID-19, but services are helping those who use them

(Oshawa, May 14, 2020) – As more details emerge about the psychological impact of COVID-19, CMHA Durham is encouraging anyone who is struggling with mental health and addictions issues at this time to reach out and seek help. The call comes as new provincial data this week showed that far…

New data shows majority of Ontarians believe mental health crisis will follow COVID-19 impact

Seven out of 10 Ontarians (69 per cent) believe the province is headed for a “serious mental health crisis” as it emerges from this pandemic and nearly eight out of 10 (77 per cent) say more mental health supports will be necessary to help society, according to new poll results…

Faces of CMHA Durham: Amelia

From losing her mother when she was 15 years old and terrible experiences in the foster care system, Amelia has overcome serious adversity.  Now she lives independently in CMHA Durham housing and is on her way to finishing her social service worker program at college.

The Recovery College Wellness Centre is Online!

CMHA Durham’s Recovery College has gone online!  Check out our new course catalogue here. You can find information about how to join our Google Classroom here.

Bounce Back Supporting Ontarions’ Mental Health through COVID-19

  CMHA’s BounceBack is a key part of expanded mental health supports available to all Ontarians during COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement from CMHA branches several weeks after COVID-19 began impacting service delivery

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) network consists of nearly 30 branches across the province that provide community-based clinical and social services to Ontarians living with mental health and addictions issues. Like every other health provider, we have spent the past few weeks adjusting to a new reality created by…