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Ontario’s CMHAs call for significant funding increase
25 January 2023

to community mental health and addictions this Bell Let’s Talk Day (ST.CATHARINES, Jan. 25, 2023) – Canadian Mental Health Associations (CMHAs) across Ontario are calling on the province for a…

CMHA Niagara recognizes National Addictions Awareness Week
21 November 2022

November 20-26 marks National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW), an annual awareness campaign coordinated by the Canadian Centre for Substance Use and Addiction in cooperation with all its partner organizations, including…

CMHA commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance
18 November 2022

CMHA Niagara joins individuals and organizations worldwide to commemorate the Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance on November 20 that honours the memory of transgender people whose lives were…

Emergency Departments aren’t the cure for our mental health crisis but there’s nowhere else to turn
14 November 2022

Act for Mental Health calls for the promised Canada Mental Health Transfer now Ottawa, ON (November 14, 2022) – With rising mental health care needs and Emergency Departments stretched past their limits,…

Text 247247 for mental health, addiction, and problem gambling services in Ontario
18 October 2022

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…

Mental Illness Awareness Week highlights the need for timely access to mental health care
3 October 2022

The first full week of October invites Canadians to share the realities of living with mental health issues through Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). MIAW is an annual national public…

Agriculture Wellness Ontario launches with three free farming mental health programs 
14 September 2022

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) are proud to announce the launch of Agriculture Wellness Ontario, a suite of programs designed to…

Overdose is preventable: know the signs
31 August 2022

There were more than 2,800 opioid-related deaths in Ontario in 2021. To combat this crisis, CMHA Niagara joins individuals and organizations in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day (IAOD) on August…

CMHA Ontario launches suicide prevention program to support farmers
23 August 2022

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…