January is Mental Health Month

Common resources for mental health in Canada and the world include…

CANADIAN ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND MENTAL HEALTH (CAMIMH)

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is Canada’s largest mental health advocacy group. It is an alliance of mental health organizations comprised of health care providers and the mentally ill and their families.

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BIOENERGETIC WELLNESS (CanBeWell)

The Canadian Association of BioEnergetic Wellness is Canada’s umbrella organization for disciplines and modalities that bring balance to the body, mind, and spirit through bioenergetic feedback and muscle monitoring.  For those looking for self-care tools that empower daily life, this national organization provides videos, webinars, newsletters, events and courses for the public and members.

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (CMHA)

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a national voluntary organization promoting mental health and serving consumers and others through education, public awareness, research, advocacy, and direct services.

DISABILITY RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL (DRI)

Disability Rights International (DRI) is an advocacy organization dedicated to recognizing and enforcing the rights of people with mental disabilities.

GLOBAL HEALING ALLIANCE (GHA)

The Global Healing Alliance is a resource website bringing together resources around the world for trauma, veterans, mental health, and wellness initiatives.  Self-care tools and resources are shared from this site.

MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA (MHCC)

The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a non-profit organization created to focus national attention on mental health issues, work to improve Canadians’ mental health, and reduce the stigma associated with this disease.

SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY OF CANADA

This toolkit provides support and basis information regarding core concepts of advocacy and working with the media. It offers practical steps required by people living with mental illness, caregivers, and supporters to start advocating (SSC, 2007).

WORLD FEDERATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH (WFMH)

The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is the only international, multidisciplinary, grassroots advocacy and education mental health organization.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations agency for health. The objective set out in its constitution is the attainment, by all peoples, of the highest possible health level.

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