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Introducing Your Health Space

The past few years have been a challenging time for those working in healthcare settings. Healthcare workers, support staff, and organizational leaders are all facing extreme levels of stress and burnout. To help, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario has launched Your Health Space, a free workplace mental health…

Text 247247 for mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services in Ontario

ConnexOntario now offers a text line as a fast and convenient way to reach out for mental health and addiction service information. Ontarians can text CONNEX to 247247 to connect with a system navigation specialist, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A significant barrier to treatment for those…

CMHA Ontario launches suicide prevention program to support farmers

The pandemic has made life more difficult for many, but for farmers, it has greatly added to existing uncertainties and stress. Yet farmers are less likely to seek the help of professionals — sometimes with devastating consequences.

CMHA celebrates Pride

CMHA Durham joins individuals and organizations worldwide to celebrate the history, courage and diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ2S+) individuals for Pride Month in June.

Supporting mental health, addiction workers strengthens care for all Ontarians

CMHA Durham I Choose Campaign

With the provincial election two days away, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Durham is encouraging voters to cast their ballot for the party that will most support the mental health and addiction care needs of all Ontarians.

Supportive housing investment strengthens people and the economy

Increasing inflation and home prices have been front and centre in the provincial election campaign. Missing in the debate is the significant economic and mental health impact of investments in “supportive housing.”

All parties falling short on promises to solve the opioid crisis

I Choose Helping people struggling with addictions two people hugging

Promises by all parties fail to go far enough to address the opioid crisis that has claimed at least 10,440 lives since 2016.

Pandemic recovery includes mental health and addictions care for all Ontarians

increased access to mental health and addictions care is a key part of pandemic recovery.

More than one in five people say pandemic recovery is their top issue this election which is why Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Durham urges parties to think about increased access to mental health and addictions care the same way as lowering taxes, growing the economy and building schools.

CMHA encourages candidates to keep mental health and addictions care in mind

I choose investment in Mental Health and Addictions Services

As Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Durham focuses on empathy for Mental Health Week this week, the fact that many Ontarians are weary and struggling is at the forefront.

CMHA urges voters to “choose” mental health and addictions care

The province is less than 40 days away from electing its next government and a new campaign from CMHA branches in Ontario is encouraging voters to put one topic at the top of their election wish list: mental health and addictions care.