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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…

L’ACSM Durham souligne la Journée de sensibilisation à la santé mentale des hommes 2020

Le 16 juin, l’ACSM Durham se joint aux organisations de partout au Canada pour souligner la Journée de sensibilisation à la santé mentale des hommes. Cet événement annuel vise à normaliser les discussions sur les questions de santé mentale et à réduire la stigmatisation qui empêche souvent les hommes de…

CMHA Durham recognizes Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2020

On June 16, CMHA Durham joins organizations across Canada in recognizing Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day. This annual event aims to normalize conversations about mental health issues and reduce the stigma that often prevents men from seeking help.

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…