Local Suicide Prevention Through Mindfulness Program A Resounding Success!
Sep 14, 2021
In striving to educate and train people of the province in Suicide Prevention, The Canadian Mental Health Association-Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with Safer Mindfulness Inc. conducted an eight-week pilot program, “Suicide Prevention Through Mindfulness Training”, in St. John’s during May and June of 2021.
A Recovery College is a mental health learning centre that is open to everyone. You are invited to participate in a survey to help inform the planning and development of a Recovery College at Canadian Mental Health Association, Newfoundland and Labrador (CMHA-NL).
CMHA-NL Receives $20,000 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Grant for Seniors’ Mental Health
Jan 20, 2021
The funding will allow CMHA-NL to facilitate Mental Health First Aid for Seniors for 105 participants in St. John’s, Clarenville and Grand Falls-Windsor. Participants will include formal caregivers and those who work with seniors, as well as informal caregivers, including family members, friends and neighbours.
Early this year, Lorne Bennett, Executive VP with Pennecon, presented CMHA-NL with a $50,000 cheque. This incredible donation is part of Pennecon’s commitment to a 5-year, $250,000 fund, that allows CMHA-NL to deliver training in mental health awareness, suicide prevention and stigma reduction in NL.
Is Blue Monday really the most depressing day of the year? Scientifically speaking, no. What is very real, however, is Seasonal Affective Disorder, and so are the “winter blues.” If winter’s got you feeling down, try to get your heart rate up. Research shows that even 10 minutes of physical activity can help you beat the #WinterBlues.
Opinion: Mental Health for All – A Statement on the Waterford Hospital
Dec 17, 2020
Our community has been waiting, watching, and yearning for a change to the Waterford Hospital. There have been statements made, news articles published, and reports written about the hospital: on its physical disrepair, its approach to healthcare, and ideas for change.
With the winter season upon us in Newfoundland and Labrador, green spaces are not always easy to come by; however, when prepared for the elements, time spent in the great outdoors can still benefit our mental health.
BounceBack is a free, guided self-help program effective in helping adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry. Through telephone coaching and a selection of skill-building workbooks to choose from, participants can customize their own program, learn ways to overcome their symptoms and improve their mental well-being now and in the future.