Approximately 4,000 Canadians die by suicide every year. For every one of those deaths it is estimated that there are as many as 20 attempts. Chances are, someone in your life may be thinking about suicide right now…perhaps a colleague, a friend or a family member. If you could learn how to help them keep […]Continue readingHelp keep your community safe. Sign up for ASIST training.
Tips for Holiday Peace of Mind and Coping with Holiday Grief The holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, celebration and for spending time with those we love. However, the festivities come with high expectations of perfection that many of us struggle to live up to. Many people experience feelings of isolation, […]Continue readingAvoid the holiday blues this festive season
Join us in 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence. From November 25 to December 10, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. Visit our selfie station at locations across the Kootenays and post your pics […]Continue reading16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based violence
It’s your chance to show CMHA some love. CMHA could not carry out its important work without support like yours. After losing her brother to suicide and living with her own mental health challenges, Candice found a renewed sense of purpose and reason to care for her mental health: her daughter. No stranger to the […]Continue readingNovember 29 is Giving Tuesday!
Almost six weeks have passed since we first released our manifesto – the five pillars for better mental health in British Columbia. Today, we have over 1,300 signatures across 64 constituencies! That’s 1,396 people and counting – standing with the Canadian Mental Health Association in calling for a system of care that addresses mental health, addiction […]Continue readingThe b4stage4 momentum is building…
As fentanyl slips past Canadian borders and safe injection sites find their way into BC communities, the topic of addictions care is a pressing one. Now is the time to generate a significant shift in our system of care to support those in recovery. We must ensure every person who needs care has access to […]Continue readingb4stage4 conference panel: BC’s Addiction Crisis and a Call for Action
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA BC) is calling an Extraordinary Special Meeting to amend CMHA BC’s bylaws. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 4:30 pm, at Suite 905 – 1130 W. Pender Street, Vancouver. The meeting will consider a Special Resolution to […]Continue readingNotice to Members: Extraordinary Special Meeting on November 1
Non-profits join forces on World Suicide Prevention Day to call for a suicide-safer BC Vancouver, B.C. – Approximately 4,000 Canadians die by suicide every year. For every one of those deaths it is estimated that there are as many as 20 attempts. Chances are, someone in your life may be thinking about suicide right now…perhaps […]Continue readingCMHA BC and Crisis Centres Urge British Columbians to Learn Suicide Prevention Skills
We all have bad days, even bad weeks. Life takes its toll on all of us causing occasional sleepless nights, changes in appetite and mood. But what if they persist and those symptoms are in fact the early signs of something more serious?Continue readingCMHA Invites British Columbians to Check In on their Mental Health with “Bounce Back Today” Campaign
Happy kids mean happy families, and that’s why the B.C. government has provided $1.49 million to the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division (CMHABC) to support the ‘Confident Parents: Thriving Kids’ program, which helps parents address behavioural problems in kids aged three to 12.Continue readingFunding empowers BC parents tackling child behaviour issues