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October 6, 2010 Upcoming CMHA Conference Focuses on Changing How We Think About Mental Illness

TORONTO – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) presents Thriving in 2010 and Beyond: Defining our roles, Exploring Control, Designing the Whole, a national mental health conference in London, Ontario on October 22 – 24, 2010 at the London Convention Centre. Special keynote speakers include: CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers; former editor of Chatelaine Magazine and author of From Wanting to Die to Loving My Life: How I Beat Depression, Rona Maynard; and Mr. Justice Edward Ormston, among others.

June 4, 2010 Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Proudly Endorses Launch of Telus Platform for Consumer eHealth

OTTAWA — The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) provides a wide range of mental health programs and services in some 135 communities across Canada. Now we have extended our reach in supporting Canadians’ mental health to an exciting new level. CMHA, National Office is proud to endorse the launch of TELUS health space, powered by Microsoft HealthVault, Canada’s first consumer eHealth platform.

December 9, 2009 CMHA National Supports Senate Report on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness

Ottawa —Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), National supports several of the recommendations of “In From The Margins: A Call to Action on Poverty, Housing and Homelessness”, Report of the Subcommittee on Cities of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology tabled yesterday in Ottawa. “We are very pleased that the Senate Sub-Committee recognized CMHA’s contributions to the report”, says Dr. Taylor Alexander, CEO, CMHA National Office. “Income support and other measures to reduce poverty can play several roles with regard to those persons living with a disability associated with mental illness. Many of these measures were identified in the report.”

November 9, 2009 Historic Election at CMHA-NB Annual General Meeting

The Canadian Mental Health Association, New Brunswick Division held its Annual General meeting in Edmundston on October 31st. For the first time in its long history, the Association held an election to fill the role of President, vacated by the resignation of Mr. Armand Savoie. History was made when Mark Henick, age 22, became the youngest person to ever be elected President of a CMHA provincial division in the 92 years since the organization’s national inception.

June 25, 2009 CMHA National Applauds and Supports Newly Launched Canadian Forces Mental Health Awareness Campaign

OTTAWA — CMHA, National applauds the newly launched Canadian Forces (CF) mental health awareness campaign, Be the Difference. The campaign, launched today at a ceremony held at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, is part of the CF’s long term commitment to improving oversight and engagement regarding mental health issues in the Forces. Be the Difference is designed to help educate CF personnel and build a culture of understanding around issues relating to mental health.