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The Impact of COVID-19 on Albertans’ Mental Health
Mar 18th, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on Albertans’ mental health. Whether you are an essential worker, health care professional, parent, employer or caregiver, we have all experienced increased…

Prioritizing Workplace Mental Health
Jan 25th, 2021

Make mentally healthy workplaces a priority Responsible employers provide physically safe environments for their workers, but do they also consider their employees’ psychological safety? The Canadian economy loses $50 billion…

Supporting your Mental Health Right Now
Jan 12th, 2021

The pandemic has introduced us to new challenges and amplified our everyday and mental health struggles. Many Albertans have lost motivation to continue with hobbies, clean, study and exercise– and…

Your Mental Health & COVID-19 During the Holidays
Dec 16th, 2020

As we embrace the holiday season, the realities of a global pandemic have put winter traditions on hold. A busy month, typically filled with quality time with friends and family,…

Filling the gaps of mental health care with lived experience
Oct 27th, 2020

When we exhibit physical symptoms of illness like pain or nausea, we know our family doctor will work quickly to resolve our issue. They will often thoroughly assess us and…

Men & Mental Health: How to start the conversation about your mental health
Sep 14th, 2020

Experiencing mental health challenges does not indicate weakness. The Mental Health Commission of Canada acknowledges the prevalence of mental illness is comparable between men and women. However, societal norms and…

Learning from those with depression
Aug 31st, 2020

Depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses. Mental health research gathered by the Government of Canada finds Canadians are at-risk for major depressive disorder following traumatic or…

A Parent’s Guide to Back to School During COVID-19
Aug 24th, 2020

Back-to-school nerves at the end of summer are expected every year. However, parents and children alike are experiencing a unique set of anxieties about the transition in 2020. “With contentious…

A paramedic’s experience during the COVID-19 pandemic
Aug 20th, 2020

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division works in partnership with OSI-CAN, an organization facilitating peer support and relationship building for first responders, military and public safety personnel dealing…

Celebrity suicide deaths – preventing “contagion”
Jun 12th, 2018

By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention In our culture, we are mostly silent about suicide. But when celebrities die by suicide – as Kate Spade and…

Urgent appeal to Canadians: A CMHA Mental Health Fund for Fort McMurray
May 31st, 2016

Wildfires are not uncommon in our country. But this one is. As you know, the scale of the disaster in Fort McMurray is unprecedented. CMHA has created the CMHA Fort…

Mental Health Week 2016
Apr 6th, 2016

Get Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). And again this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET…

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