On Wednesday, January 31, Canadians everywhere will talk, text, tweet and share as part of Bell Canada’s annual Bell Let’s Talk Day initiative designed to fight stigma surrounding mental illness and raise funds for mental health in Canada.
This initiative would not be successful were it not for the community of people who help spread the message of hope in recovery. CAMH is proud to support Bell’s efforts to raise both awareness and funds in support of such an important cause and this year we are marking the day by sharing stories about how mental illness and addiction affects various communities, and how community support can be beneficial in the recovery process.
Stories of health and recovery
Through ECHO Ontario First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness, CAMH is helping connect care providers in rural and remote areas with the tools they need to address mental, physical and spiritual health.
Discover how ECHO is making a difference.
We're taking a closer look at how technology and communication can reduce stigma and increase access to mental health services in our communities through a collaboration with the Medical Psychiatry Alliance.
Learn more about this project.
A new agreement between CAMH and LOFT Community Services is offering transitional support and housing for older adults living with mental health and behavioural challenges.
Step inside the new LOFT space.
For 20 CAMH clients from programs across the organization, the sixth annual Hockey Talks Mental Health Awareness Night was an evening that won’t soon be forgotten.
Read more about this awesome night.
Listen to the conversation
In the third episode of the CAMH Podcast
, CAMH Peer Support Worker Paulette Walker, shares her inspiring recovery journey and talks about giving back by helping others with mental health and addiction issues. Click here to listen and subscribe!
In our three-part series, read how research taking place in Indigenous communities across the country is changing significantly.
- The changing landscape of Indigenous research (READ)
- A model for Indigenous men's mental health: Action toward healing (READ)
- New projects: Exploring strengths, improving care tools (READ)
CAMH in the media
CAMH peer support worker Paulette Walker will be featured on CTV's prime time Bell Let’s Talk Day special at 7 p.m.
Dr. David Goldbloom kicks off BLTD with a live appearance on CTV’s national morning show, Your Morning as well as appearances on CP24 in the afternoon and a CTV Facebook Live broadcast immediately following the TV special.
and invite others in your community to join you (use #BellLetsTalk!) CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health™ is a Canada-wide challenge to inspire hope for those affected by mental illness. It starts now and continues through to Friday, April 6! Click here to sign up and inspire hope in recovery.
Get the Conversation Guide:
Sign up to get a copy of our guide on how to talk about mental illness with your community – your friends, colleagues or teenagers in your life. Click here to get the guide.