The Canadian Mental Health
(CMHA) is one of the oldest
running voluntary health organizations in Canada. Since the
beginning, CMHA has dedicated itself to improving the quality of
life and care available for people with mental illnesses.
Today CMHA is the only association
that deals with all aspects of mental health and mental illness. It's
mandate is "to promote the mental health of all people" and to assist
mental health consumers, their families,
The Canadian Mental Health
Association Inc. (Moose Jaw Branch) is a volunteer-based
organization which supports and promotes the rights of persons with
mental illness to maximize their full potential; and promotes and
enhances the mental health and well-being of all members of the
People with mental health problems
will have healthy, personally satisfying relationships and an
excellent quality of life.
Such a life includes meaningful work, adequate income, good housing,
accessible education and training, enjoyable recreational
activities, friendship and fun with others.
It also includes easy access to appropriate, effective,
comprehensive health services in a community in which there is an
understanding of, and acceptance of, mental illness.
There are many ways that you can help make mental health matter.
There are as many ways to get involved as there are great reasons to
Donations – Donations by our
caring supporters make the difference in our efforts. Your support
can be a step towards wellness for a sufferer of mental illness and
help reduce the stigma that many individuals face.
Planned Giving –Most commonly
done as charitable bequests, planned gifts can be arranged now to
provide funds to Canadian Mental Health Association, Moose Jaw at some
time in the future. Planned gifts are easy to set up, and they can
provide you with both current and future tax savings.
Volunteers – Volunteers make CMHA, the vibrant, responsive
organization that it is today. Our Volunteers provide many
precious hours of their time in a variety of venues which support
our Mission. Volunteers work in the following areas: Board
Members, office support, service delivery, advocates, educators,
fundraisers, peer support, etc. If you would like to
volunteer contact us at 1-306-692-4240.
Did you know that 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health
problem at some point in his or her lifetime? That could be your
friend, your neighbour, or even yourself. The good news is that with
the proper care and support, people affected by mental illness can
continue to lead productive and rewarding lives.
One of the most serious mental illnesses, schizophrenia affects
about 1 percent of Canadians. Contrary to what many people believe,
schizophrenia is not a "split personality"
These illnesses affect about 10 percent of the population. Everyone
experiences "highs" and "lows" in life, but people with mood
disorders experience them with greater intensity and for longer
periods of time than most people