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The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) was found in 1918 and is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year the association provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.
The Canadian Mental Health Association is an national organization which promotes the mental health of all and supports the flexibility and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA achieves this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.
CMHA has branches all over Canada which provides a wide range of innovative services and supports people and their families who are experiencing mental illness. These services are customized to the needs and resources of the communities where they are based. One of the major goals of these services is to help people with mental illness by developing the personal tools to lead meaningful and productive lives.
It is not only unique in its mental health promotion approach but also in its ability to speak to issues covering the broad range of mental disorders and the full coverage of those affected from those at risk, to those who are newly diagnosed, to those who are living with a psychiatric disability from many years, as well as family, friends and community gatekeepers.
The Canadian Mental Health Association is the single association in Canada that lays emphasis in all aspects of mental health and mental illness. This organization promotes and advocate through strong connections forge with policymakers, mental health consumers and their families, educators, the media, stakeholders and other service providers.Read More»