Mental Health Association,
John Street South
recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day
Canadian Mental Health Association Hamilton and
Prevention Community Council of Hamilton
pleased to offer safeTALK training at a subsidized rate of
$10 per person for the general public!
alertness workshop that prepares anyone over the age of 15,
regardless of prior experience or training, to become a
people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die,
but are struggling with the pain in their lives. Through
their words and actions, they invite help to stay alive.
helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by
connecting them with life-saving intervention resources,
such as caregivers trained in Applied Suicide Intervention
Skills Training - ASIST
Friday September 9, 2016
Registration begins at 08:45am
training will begin promptly at 09:00am and finish at 12:00pm
(Main Street) Ltd. Community Room
Main Street West
Ontario L8S 1E6
Here to Download a Registration form
Here to Download the September 9th safeTALK Flyer
further information please contact Craig Marenick at
905-521-0090 ext. 245
REGISTRATION CLOSES September 2nd
First Ride Don't Hide
a Resounding Success!
Sunday, June 26, 2016 the Canadian Mental Health Association
completed its very first Ride Don't Hide event in Hamilton and
it was a huge success!
We surpassed all of the goals that had
been set early in the planning process.
We had hoped to get 265 riders registering and in the end we had
over 300! Our
fundraising objective from both sponsorships and riders
fundraising was $66,500.
With money still coming in we are
already at $103,291 raised!
Our other objective for the Ride Don't
Hide was to raise the discussion around mental health in
Hamilton and to try and encourage people who are struggling to
come forward. To reduce the stigma around mental illness was a
focus. In partnership with our many sponsors and donors this
goal was accomplished! The support shown by local businesses was
the end we will have a significant amount of new funding to
assist the clients served by CMHA Hamilton.
you to everyone who participated and contributed to the success
of our ride. Your contribution made a difference!
look forward to June 25, 2017 when CMHA Hamilton will again host
Ride Don't Hide.
here to view a selection of photos from RDH 2016
here to register for CMHA Hamilton's 2017 Ride Don't Hide event.
the 2016 Ride Don't Hide Thank you video.
Poustie to run in support of CMHA
November 6, 2016 Andrew Poustie will be running in the Road to
Hope Marathon in support of the Canadian Mental Health
Association, Hamilton Branch. We applaud Andrew's commitment to
mental health and encourage you to support him.
here to download a donation form. Once complete, you
can return it via email to email@example.com,
fax 905-667-0393, or by mail to CMHA Hamilton, 131 John St. S.,
Hamilton, ON, L8N 2C3.
prefer to donate via telephone, please contact CMHA Hamilton at
Story . . .
name is Andrew Poustie. I am a Police Officer with the
Hamilton Police Service. On Sunday November 6th
2016, I will be running a half marathon (21.1 kms) at the
Road to Hope Road Race in Hamilton in my Police uniform
am completing this run because running helped and
continues to improve my own mental wellness. In August
2012, I lost my father after a lengthy illness. As a
Police Officer I had experience in dealing with other
people’s loss, and thought that I would be ok after my
father passed. I soon found out that it was struggling to
cope with the loss of my father and often felt I was
carrying grief like a weight. I withdrew from many of the
sports I loved as they reminded me of my father, and
slowly became physically unhealthy. As a father of young
children I realized I needed to change. I began running
and committed myself to improving both my physical and
mental health. Running became my outlet, taught me to
reach previously unachievable goals, and continues to help
me cope with the many stresses of work and life.
goal in running 21.1 kms in my equipment is that it will
represent the weight of mental injury and illness carried
by those who suffer. I hope that you will support me on
this journey and donate to the Canadian Mental Health
Association supporting its mission of promoting mental
health and helping those with mental illnesses.
you a family member, significant other, or supporter of a client
of CMHA Hamilton?
Please take a few minutes to
complete a survey. You can download a copy of the survey here.
When complete, please return to
CMHA Hamilton . . .
mail: 131 John Street
South, Hamilton, ON L8N 2C3
input is appreciated!
Hamilton warns residents of
(August 7, 2015) – The Canadian Mental Health Association
(CMHA) Hamilton is warning residents of an individual going
door-to-door seeking unauthorized donations.
Branch has received reports that individuals have visited at
least one Hamilton mountain neighbourhood, falsely identifying
themselves as affiliated with CMHA and then asking for
contributions as well as credit card or banking information.
Hamilton does not seek donations in such a way and people who
come to your residence making these requests are not doing so on
our behalf,” said Marilyn Jewell, Executive Director of CMHA
is not the first time that CMHA’s name has been used in
fraudulent activity. Last fall, there were similar reports of
door-to-door solicitation in the Hamilton area.
has notified authorities of this current scam.
here for printable version.
Hamilton's 2015/2016 Annual Report
2015/2016 Annual Report is
here to download a copy.
PATH TO MENTAL WELL-BEING
mental health isn’t about avoiding problems or
trying to achieve a “perfect” life. It’s about
living well and having the tools for coping with difficult
situations even during life’s challenges.
person’s path to mental well-being is unique. We all
have our own goals, our own challenges, our own talents
and our own supports. But good mental health is within