Mental illness is not a crime The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is deeply concerned by the recent deaths of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis across Canada stemming from interactions with the police. Each of these deaths is an unacceptable tragedy. We extend our condolences to the families, loved ones and communities mourning these […]Continue readingStatement on Police and Wellness Checks
We’re pleased to share our 2019-20 annual report. At CMHA Simcoe County, it’s been another busy and successful year with a renewed commitment to our values of kindness and hope. Check out the full report to learn more. past annual reports Continue readingAnnual Report 2019-2020
COVID-19 effects on the mental health of vulnerable populations. June 25, 2020 For immediate release New national survey from the Canadian Mental Health Association and UBC exposes troubling pandemic mental health vulnerabilities across various groups Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC (June 25, 2020) – The pandemic has caused intense stress and disruption for all people […]Continue readingCOVID-19 effects on the mental health of vulnerable populations.
CMHA Simcoe County joins individuals and organizations around the world in recognizing PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) Awareness Day. In 2019, PTSD Awareness Day was officially recognized for the first time in Ontario by the provincial government. PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can appear following a traumatic event in someone’s life. It can […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes PTSD Awareness Day 2020
Crisis Line support available 24 hours a day- 7 days a week 1-888-893-8333 more information about our crisis services Mental Health Resources Liste des ressources, programmeset services virtuelsen santé mentale pour les élèves, parents et enseignants francophones Espace mieux-être Canada: Soutien en matière de santé mentale et de consommation de substances Pandemic Pushing Your Anxiety […]Continue readingResources to manage your mental health during COVID-19
Mental health concerns are among the many challenges Ontarians are currently facing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time of public uncertainty, CMHA’s BounceBack program remains an effective option to support Ontarians who may be dealing with mild-to-moderate anxiety or depression, or may be feeling low, stressed, worried, irritable or angry. BounceBack […]Continue readingNew BounceBack campaign promotes access to mental health program
Have you been receiving support from CMHA Simcoe County throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, we would love some feedback on your experience. COVID-19 Client Perception of Care Survey Thank you for agreeing to provide your feedback. Before we send you to our survey, we have a few preliminary questions. Based […]Continue readingWe want to hear from you!
On June 16, CMHA Simcoe County joins organizations across Canada in recognizing Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day. This annual event aims to normalize conversations about mental health issues and reduce the stigma that often prevents men from seeking help. CMHA recognizes that stigma may make it difficult for men to identify their own […]Continue readingCMHA recognizes Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2020
(Barrie, May 14, 2020) – As more details emerge about the psychological impact of COVID-19, CMHA Simcoe County is encouraging anyone who is struggling with mental health and addictions issues at this time to reach out and seek help. The call comes as new provincial data this week showed that far fewer people with […]Continue readingNew data says fewer Ontarians are seeking mental health supports during COVID-19, but services are helping those who use them