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April 18, 2013
The Health Action Lobby (HEAL) is very concerned by the federal government's recent decision to withdraw funding for the Health Council of Canada. Read the press release from Dr. Karen Cohen, Health Action Lobby (HEAL) Co-Chair, about the federal government's recent decision to withdraw funding for the Health Council of Canada. Click here for the release.
March 21, 2013
The CPA applauds the Federal Government for revisiting its disability management initiative: Better approach to Mental Health needed. Read the press release here.
November 15, 2012
The Canadian Psychological Association presents $10,000 donation to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to help aid with the Crisis in the Congo. The donation will go to the African Institute on Gender-Based Violence and Counselling. Click here for details.
October 23, 2012
Canadian Psychologists and Psychiatrists Concerned About Mental Health Needs in Canadian Prisons: Urgent Action Needed. Read the press release.
October 9, 2012
CPA Student Affiliate, Caelin White, competes in World's Toughest Mudder event to encourage Canadians to "Mind your Mental Health". Read the article here.
September 29, 2012
School psychologist Beatrice Wickett-Nesbitt cared deeply for troubled children. Read the article.
September 12, 2012
Canadian Psychological Association Applauds Investment in Military Mental Health. Read more.
September 8, 2012
National News: Canadians Rally in Support of Suicide Prevention. Read the article.
August 20, 2012
Ex-Hill staffer becomes face of mental health campaign. Read more.
May 22, 2012
Removing mental health stigma bigger priority than funding: health minister. Read more.
May 8, 2012
The Canadian Psychological Association responds to the Mental Health Commission of Canada's Mental Health Strategy. Click here to read the press release.
February 13, 2012
Canada needs to enhance access to mental health services. Read more.
February 8, 2012
Mental-health groups call for more access to psychological services. Read more.
February 6, 2012
Canadians Need Better Access to Psychological Services. Read the joint press release of the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Mood Disorders Society of Canada and the Canadian Psychological Association. Read more.
February 3, 2012
National News: Canadians Urge Parliament to Support Bill for a National Suicide Prevention Strategy. Read more.
February 1, 2012
Barriers to Health Service. Read more.
January 10, 2012
Harper Government Invests In Suicide Prevention. Read more.
On the Radio
February 24, 2012
Dr. Rehman Abdulrehman, he is a clinical psychologist in Winnipeg, one of his areas is working with male survivors of sex abuse and he also wrote his doctorate on male sex abuse in sport. Listen here.
January 7, 2011
"CBC Canada’s The Current devoted an entire program to take an in-depth look at our mental health. Guest host Steven Page opens-up about his own struggles with mental illness battling depression and manic episodes. Listen to Steven Page talk about his depression with Anna Maria Tremonti, here."
October 2, 2012
In support of Mental Illness Awareness Week 2012, CPA's CEO, Dr. Karen Cohen, speaks on CanadaAM in support of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Watch the video here.
June 13, 2012
Dr. Karen Cohen, Chair of Mental Illness Awareness Week and Canadian Psychological Association CEO, speaks with CTV Ottawa about Mental Health Awareness Week.Click here to watch
May 10, 2012
CPA's Dr. Karen Cohen presents Michael Landsberg with a 2012 Champion of Mental Health Award for his efforts to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. View video here.
December 6, 2011
Bill C-10: Incarcerating the Mentally Ill. Read more.
October 4, 2011
CPA supports call for national action on suicide prevention. Read more.
September 26, 2011
Cost is a barrier to psych care: Poll. Read more.
July 19, 2011
Canada’s Mental Health: The Right Service Where and When Canadians Need it. Read more.
June 2, 2011
The Canadian Psychological Association’s 72nd Annual Convention. Read more.
March 29, 2011
"Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan’s final budget before the fall election will tout $257 million in new funding to tackle children’s mental health and addiction." Read more.
March 7, 2011
"Early results from the largest project in Canadian history to study the link between homelessness and mental health indicate a “housing first, recovery will follow” strategy is working." Read more.
February 24, 2011
"A Healthy Mind for a Healthy Heart": Dr. Melissa Tiessen, a clinical psychologist from the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, recently gave a talk at the Rosemount Public Library in Hintonburg on how mental health affects the heart in support of CPA's Psychology Month initiatives. Read more.
February 16, 2011
"For the first time, Canadians are being asked to use their judgment and artistic flair to vote on a design for a new postage stamp, all in an effort to raise awareness and funds for mental illness. For the next month, Canadians will be able to vote for their favourite design from a group of five stamps that have been chosen as finalists. The winner will become the 2011 Mental Health stamp." Read more.
February 7, 2011
CPA took out a quarter page ad in The Hill Times special Health Policy Briefing Issue (The Hill Times is a publication with a circulation among government departments). The entire Health Policy Briefing Issue can be viewed here.
January 28, 2011
"In its 2007 budget, the Harper government committed $130-million over 10 years toward the creation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. An additional $110-million over five years was provided in 2008 to undertake research demonstration projects on homelessness and mental health." Read more.
January 27, 2011
"A wave of mentally ill women is flooding into the Canadian penitentiary system, sparking calls for reform and the creation of treatment facilities that already exist for male offenders." Read more.
January 25, 2011
"Findings of a study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health indicate that workers most likely to be stressed out are those the organization depends on the most." Read more.