We all want to do our part to help those who have been impacted by disaster. It is important to remember this includes helping ourselves! Vicarious Trauma: You do not have to experience a traumatic event first-hand in order to experience trauma connected to the event. Vicarious trauma refers to negative impacts on your physical […]Continue readingTrauma and Disaster: Helping Our helpers, Helping Ourselves
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Central Alberta is a not for profit organization with over 50 years of experience helping vulnerable people in our community. We are a growing organization focused on forward thinking, community building, and changing the conversation around mental health. Three new full time positions are now available. You can download PDF copies […]Continue readingCMHA employment opportunities May 2016
CMHA, The Alberta Teacher’s Association and Global Television partner together throughout the year to raise awareness of mental health. This year, ATA Local 80 conducted their first ever fundraising bondspiel in March, and then presented the cheque to CMHA Executive Director Trish McAllister-Hall on May 4 in celebration of Hat’s On for Mental Health 2016. […]Continue readingHats On! For Mental Health 2016
Media Release For Immediate Release CMHA’s 65th annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). And again this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health! Get Loud for CMHA’s 65th annual Mental Health Week! Getting loud means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that often go hand […]Continue readingGet Loud for CMHA’s 65th annual Mental Health Week
Irene Merie, Chair of the Board of Directors for The Canadian Mental Health Association, is pleased to announce that Dr. Patrick Smith is CMHA’s new national CEO. With a PhD in clinical psychology, he brings considerable experience to this position, having worked in leadership roles in the mental health and addictions sectors for more than […]Continue readingCMHA announces Dr. Patrick Smith as new national CEO
Survey shows majority of leaders fail to follow words with action on improving conditions at work Download Workplace Mental Health in Canada: Findings from a Pan-Canadian Survey here. February 23, 2016 Vancouver – The Canadian workplace has a long way to go before it can be called mentally healthy. Fewer than one in four organizations are doing […]Continue readingLeaders Not “Walking the Talk” on Workplace Mental Health, National Survey Reveals
Media Release For Immediate Release Red Deer– February 22, 2016: Trish McAllister-Hall, Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association-Central Alberta Region is optimistic a commitment to the full implementation of the recommendations from the Mental Health Review will herald a new era for Albertans living with mental health and addiction challenges. McAllister-Hall, responding to […]Continue readingCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Central Alberta Region optimistic about Provincial Mental Health Review recommendations.
CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). And again this year, CMHA is asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health! Getting loud means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that usually go hand in hand with mental illness. It means using your voice to raise awareness and […]Continue readingGet Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week
Canadians from coast to coast will join the conversation again this year to help break down the stigma associated with mental illness. Bell’s annual Bell Let’s Talk Day campaign encourages people to start the conversation about mental health with friends, family and co-workers, recognizing that simply talking has a significant impact on reducing stigma. In […]Continue readingHelp CMHA support Bell Let’s Talk Day!
The latest edition of Bell Let’s Talk took over the Twitterverse and airwaves on Jan. 27, and the one-day stigma-busting campaign didn’t disappoint. CMHA Ontario did its part join the discussion as well. CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville spoke highly of the Bell campaign in CBC.ca article. She also used thestory to raise awareness about […]Continue readingBell Let’s Talk gets people talking