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Article by: Alison Wines, Communications Consultant, CMHA York Region South Simcoe Here at CMHA-YRSS, we are fortunate to have some amazing supporters, who raise substantial funds to keep our programs running and build awareness of our work within our communities. One of these supporters is Judy Brunton,...

CMHA York Region South Simcoe recognizes Mental Illness Awareness Week The second week of October brings with it the reminder that millions of Canadians live with mental illnesses every day. Oct 6-12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), an annual national public education campaign coordinated by...

Alison Wines, Communications Consultant This summer, our Community Connections team once again ran their incredibly successful client camping trip at Sibbald Point Provincial Park. Shauna Eisen tells us all about it, and how you can get involved. Shauna, how long has the camping trip been running? We’ve been...

  CMHA York South Simcoe volunteers play a crucial role in our organization and our community. Without the dedication of volunteers, many programs offered by our branch would not be possible. That’s why from April 7-13, CMHA York South Simcoe joins organizations across the country in celebrating...

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario commends the provincial government for its $140-million investment in mental health, while also recognizing the need for increased funding and enhanced services. The Ontario government has committed to investing $140 million over three years – and an additional $50 million...

REFORM NEEDED FOR CANADA’S MENTAL HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BY CHELSEA LA VECCHIA This content contains explicit and sensitive information that may not be suitable for all ages. Two mental health-related stories have hit the news recently that show a troubling trend in the way our mental healthcare system is...

Six-time Olympian and courageous mental health ambassador, Clara Hughes, dropped by the CMHA York South Simcoe Psychiatric recruitment booth recently at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Conference. Hughes is synonymous with the annual Bell Let's Talk mental health awareness campaign, which she championed with "Clara's Big Ride...