The impact of mental health in the workplace is astounding. Consider that the cost of mental illnesses to the economy is $51 billion a year and that each week 500,000 Canadians will miss work due to a mental health issue. The fact that mental health and the workplace are so closely linked is the reason […]Continue readingSupporting Mental Health Is Good for Business
From Chatham Daily News Wednesday, May 9, 2018 CKHA and CMHA LK partnership one of a kind in Ontario http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2018/05/08/ckha-and-cmha-lk-partnership-one-of-a-kind-in-ontarioContinue readingNews From CMHA LK and CKHA Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Monday May 7 Unique Delivery of Mental Health Services in Chatham Kent
It’s Mental Health Week and this year promises to have a significant impact. As one of the more than 10,300 Ontarians who’ve signed our Erase the Difference petition, you’ve already made an important contribution to ensuring that mental health and addictions care is funded like physical health care. For first time all three main political […]Continue readingHelp Make a Difference for Mental Health Week
This year for Mental Health Week, we’re asking you to #GetLoud about what mental health really is. See what we mean at www.mentalhealthweek.ca. Every year, CMHA asks Canadians to #GetLoud about mental health. This May 7-13, for our 67th Mental Health Week, we’re asking you again. But this time, we’re talking about mental health a […]Continue readingCMHA Mental Health Week May 7-13, 2018: Mental health is about more than mental illness!
Get involved! Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent Branch is currently recruiting new Board members. Deadline for receiving applications is Friday, May 11th. If you have an interest in mental health and wish to make a difference at the board level, we’d love to hear from you. The application instructions are in this link: CMHA Board Recruitment, […]Continue readingCMHA LK is Recruiting New Board members.
Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) and Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario) are joining forces to call on political parties to commit to urgently-needed investments in mental health and addictions care. To help influence the June 7, 2018 provincial election, AMHO has released WhereChangeHappens, an action plan that calls for new investments in […]Continue readingChampions Call for Increased Funding for Mental Health and Addictions Care
For decades, mental health and addictions services in communities throughout Ontario have been chronically underfunded compared to other parts of the health system. The result: it’s impossible to meet the needs of Ontarians. Wait times are up. Programs have been cut. People are falling through the cracks. But we’re on the cusp of something big. […]Continue readingJoin CMHA in the Call to Erase the Difference
Don’t let mental health stay hidden, ride in plain sight. Ride Don’t Hide. Register today! Registration for Ride Don’t Hide 2018 is Open! Register for Ride Don’t Hide on Sunday, June 24, 2018 to show you care and help end the stigma! Ride Don’t Hide is CMHA Lambton Kent’s annual fundraiser to raise funds for the […]Continue readingRide Don’t Hide 2018 Registration is OPEN!
Opioid overdoses and life-saving naloxone are frightening and serious subjects. But a new easy-to-understand resource can help organizations and the average person identify the signs of an opioid-overdose and how to deliver potentially life-saving naloxone. Reducing Harms: Recognizing and Responding to Opioid Overdoses in Your Organization is particularly useful for community groups who work with […]Continue readingNew Toolkit Helps in The Fight Against Opioid Overdoses
July 24 is International Self-Care Day, which aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness. Established in 2011 by the International Self-Care Foundation (ISCF), Self-Care Day aims to raise public awareness of the importance of self-care to stay healthy and prevent or delay illness. Self-care […]Continue readingToday is International Self-Care Day!