This year’s Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign shines a light on the actions that we can all take, because now more than ever, mental health matters.Continue reading« When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts. »
This article was written by CMHA-National as part of Participaction‘s Move for Your Mood campaign. Move to improve your mental health Before we talk about how to improve your mental health, let’s make sure we agree on what we’re talking about. At the Canadian Mental Health Association, we notice that people use the terms […]Continue readingMove for your mood
A sigh. A sigh is what I hear most often when the pandemic and social distancing public health measures come up for the umpteenth time. And now, new measures like the infamous curfew are being added to the sources of irritation that have been wearing down the patience of Quebecers for almost a year now. […]Continue readingA Balm Against Our Fatigue
Have you ever noticed that when first responders, such as paramedics and firefighters, arrive at a scene in response to an emergency, they do not rush or race toward it at full tilt? Yet, every minute counts when it comes to helping someone in distress. They remain calm and composed for a number of reasons. First, they know that their attitude will have a big impact on the general mood at the scene and how people behave. If they look disoriented and hasty, they may convey a sense of panic and disorganized urgency […]Continue readingYouth and Mental Health: In the Heat of the Action
Did you see the press conference? Christmas is cancelled. This was the email awaiting me on my computer, while thousands of variations of this same message were being shared, pretty much across the province. Shock, disappointment, frustration, and anger spread like a gust of powdery snow in a storm. After the hope that “normal” celebrations would be possible, many felt cheated. Others felt like the sacrifice and effort of recent months had all been for nothing. Yet others openly talked about […]Continue readingHow COVID Tried to Steal Christmas
You can learn to think and feel better! The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has now expanded its BounceBack® program across Canada, thanks to a donation from Bell Let’s Talk. BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program that helps adults and youth 15+ learn to manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, […]Continue readingIntroducing BounceBack program in Quebec
The global COVID-19 health crisis is crystallizing certain problems in contemporary society. This is the case both in terms of social inequality (income, isolation, access to services, living conditions) and the importance placed on ensuring the mental health of individuals. While the WHO’s definition of health gives mental health the same importance as physical health1, […]Continue readingThank you to all the caregivers!
Montreal, November 2, 2020- The Canadian Mental Health Association – Montreal branch would like to commend the Quebec government’s investment of $100 million in mental health services, as announced today by the Junior Health Minister, Lionel Carmant. During a press conference, mister Lionel Carmant acknowledged the importance to improve frontline services in order to facilitate the access […]Continue readingMajor investment for mental health in Quebec
The pandemic has changed the way we lead our lives, including how we gather. This year, the 5th annual MH4A Conference will be held LIVE on an online, customized platform. Have access to the experience anywhere you are, LIVE on the day, and on demand for a full year after. Plus, enjoy networking features like you’ve […]Continue readingCMHA Virtual conference 2020 – Hope in an age of uncertainty
Where does resilience come from? The concept of resilience, like the concept of stress, comes from physical sciences. If stress is the force exerted on a material, then resilience is the way that a material bends under pressure without breaking, before eventually returning to its initial state. Think of the fable of the oak and […]Continue readingHow do you cultivate resilience?