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!
In June 2018, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division is hosting Now We Are Stronger – A Provincial Conference Advancing Community Mental Health. The conference is two days of information exchange and dialogue that will advance the work in our dynamic fields. It brings together the most creative and inspiring mental health thinkers and […]Continue readingCall For Presenters
Healthy Campus Alberta has a NEW WEBSITE! Legalization of Marijuana: Here are several documents to help inform your campus conversations around the legalization of Marijuana. These documents were passed along by individuals and campuses within HCA. Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines Cannabis Talk Kit Advanced Education Grant Proposals: If you are in the process of completing your Advanced […]Continue readingHealthy Campus Alberta Update
With the passing of Bill C-14, the Canadian Mental Health Association raises concern regarding the criteria eligibility of mental illnesses for medical assistance in dying (MAiD).Continue readingCMHA Position on Bill C-14 on medical assistance in dying (MAiD)