Mentally healthy people in a healthy society.
A leader in reducing the impact of mental disorders and addiction in promoting mental health, wellness and recovery through community-based services.
About CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION - Calgary Region
CMHA – Calgary Region builds awareness and provides education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction, or a loss by suicide. We provide community-based support programs, including supportive and independent living, homeless outreach, aboriginal outreach, suicide bereavement support and peer support programs for families and individuals. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.
One in five people experience a mental disorder each year and most of us know someone who has faced a mental health challenge or concern. CMHA – Calgary strives to improve public understanding of mental health issues at home, in the community, and workplace through community education, advocacy and mental health awareness initiatives.
Reaching 32,000 people directly each year, CMHA – Calgary is a non-profit, charitable organization. Established in 1955, we are an independent branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. For more info, please visit our website.
What People Are Saying
"I had nothing to feel down about yet, I felt extremely down. It was from that point on I knew mental health needed to be discussed more and become accepted and understood. Never again did I want to hear "what do you have to feel depressed about" in the context of mental health. "
— Ted, Board Member , Read More
"Being a volunteer is incredibly rewarding - it is cliché to say you get back far more than you give, but it is wonderfully true. It helps me be a more complete citizen in our community and I strive to do more when I see the incredible commitment of CMHA Calgary staff and other volunteers. "
— Cindy, Board Member , Read More
"By being involved with the CMHA you learn personal dignity, self pride, empowerment, self respect, and meaningful relationships with peers who have a mental health diagnosis. "
— Cori, Volunteer, Read More
"CMHA helped us to: understand the illness; ways we could provide the healthy support for our daughter's recovery; the hope we can get through this; and leaving our family feeling confident to manage the challenges and be able to carry on with our live. "
— Ted & Mona Cooley, Clients, Volunteers and Supporters , Read More