Calls for system transformation have been issued loudly and repeatedly by youth, families, service providers, and policy makers across service sectors. Currently however, disparate jurisdictions are tackling transformation independently, often investing limited resources to gather and assess knowledge already reviewed by others and implementing initiatives that duplicate instead of leverage existing work. The Alberta Integrated Youth […]Continue readingJob Opportunity: AB-IYSI Project Director
Welcome to the Canadian Mental Health Association Election 2019 Tool Kit. The Tool Kit has been designed to provide you with materials to support your efforts in advocating for better mental health outcomes in Alberta. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division is happy to be a voice advocating for the mental health of all Albertans during the provincial […]Continue readingMaking Mental Health Matter in Alberta – 2019 Election Toolkit
Depressive Disorders are among the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. An estimated 1 in every 4 Canadians has a degree of depression severe enough to need treatment at some time in his or her life. Depression may affect someone once or many times in their life, or it may be chronic. There are three major […]Continue reading“Do I want to live like this?”
Mental Health and Legal Cannabis in Canada October 17, 2018 As of today, the recreational use of cannabis is now legal in Canada. Canada joins Uruguay, the first country to have legalized cannabis, and several U.S. states in taking a public health approach to managing cannabis production and use. In legalizing cannabis, the Government of […]Continue readingMental Health and Legal Cannabis in Canada
Canadian Mental Health Association calls for new legislation to bring mental health into balance with physical health. EDMONTON (ALBERTA) September 17, 2018 – Over half of Canadians (53%) consider anxiety and depression to be ‘epidemic’ in Canada, with that perception spiking amongst younger people, according to a new survey commissioned by the Canadian Mental Health […]Continue readingOver half of Canadians consider anxiety and depression ‘epidemic’
By the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Centre for Suicide Prevention Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This is the one day a year focused solely on awareness around the issue of suicide and its prevention. This year, we’re spreading the message that suicide can affect anyone, and anyone can prevent suicide; this year’s […]Continue readingYou can help someone who is thinking about suicide
The tragedy of overdose is preventable The Canadian Mental Health Association joins people and organizations around the world to mark International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held each year on August 31st. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges […]Continue readingAugust 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day
Have your voice heard! As a member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division, or simply as a mental health advocate, we invite you to attend our 2018 Annual General Meeting. We are celebrating 100 years as Canada’s leading mental health charity, and we want to share our successes with the community. Learn about […]Continue readingOur Annual General Meeting is open to the public!
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 Anthony Bourdain did last week, the issue becomes front-page news. Anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide can attest to its utter devastation. […]Continue readingCelebrity suicide deaths – preventing “contagion”
CMHA Alberta Division wishes you a season filled with warmth, comfort and great mental health! Read our 2017 newsletter by clicking on it below.Continue readingHoliday Greetings!