Mental Health News
The latest in Global Mental Health, research news, interesting views, and updates on what's happening at CMHA and at our partner mental health agencies in Victoria, BC, Canada.
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Bring Change 2 Mind is an excellent web site started by Glenn Close with videos directed by Ron Howard that help promote positive awareness of mental illness. Please take a moment to view at least one and send the link to everyone you know to help break the stigma of mental illness.
For more helpful web sites and videos visit our Resources page.
A society inclusive of people with mental illness that empowers them to live independent, healthy, and sustainable lives.
To provide an environment that safeguards potential and supports growth and development
More on our About Us page.
Recovery: taking the first step
Mental illness often has no visible manifestations and, therefore, may go unnoticed. Experiencing a mental illness may be isolating, sometimes feel frightening or embarrassing and may seem overwhelming. Whether you have a mental illness, or are someone with a loved one who has a mental illness, you need to know that experiencing a mental illness is not the end of the road and that recovery is possible. At Capital Mental Health Association, we know that it is possible to have a mental illness and still lead a life that is fulfilling, with the capacity to work, enjoy recreational activities, volunteer, develop relationships and be an active member of your community.
We believe that each person who experiences mental illness has the capacity to move forward, to learn and grow, and that even the smallest steps towards recovery can achieve an improved quality of life. We understand that sometimes it can feel impossible to take those next steps, big or small, on your own, so we are here to help.
Thanks to your donations, we can continue serving the community.
Recreation, Employment, Education, Housing.
Capital Mental Health Association offers a variety of programs and opportunities for adults aged 18 and above who are experiencing a mental illness. Our services are designed to promote hope and recovery and offer people experiencing a mental illness the supports needed to achieve success in their life. At CMHA each person is treated as an individual, and we listen to your choices and encourage you to take risks. We have a variety of recreation and wellness programs for different ages, abilities and mental health concerns, a Supported Employment Program and an Education coach. Along with our programs we offer subsidized housing that includes four apartment buildings and one long term care facility.
For more information visit our Programs page.