Did you know…?
- 20% of Albertans will experience a mental disorder in their lifetime.
- $51 billion is spent every year by the Canadian economy because of mental health issues in the workplace.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by the year 2020, depression will become the No. 2 cause world-wide of years lost due to disability.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Calgary Region is part of Canada’s most established national mental health organizations, the Canadian Mental Health Association. CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness and addiction.
CMHA – Calgary Region creates awareness and provides education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with mental illness, addiction or a loss by suicide. We provide over 15 community-based programs, including supportive and independent living, homeless outreach, aboriginal outreach, suicide bereavement and peer support for families and individuals. We work closely with our community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.
One in five people experience a mental disorder in their lifetime and most of us know someone who has faced a mental health challenge or concern. CMHA – Calgary Region strives to improve public understanding of mental health issues at home, in the community and in the workplace through community education, advocacy, influencing policy and mental health awareness initiatives.
Reaching 25,000 people directly each year, CMHA – Calgary Region is a not-for-profit, charitable organization. By giving to CMHA – Calgary Region, you are helping us take care of individual, family, and community mental health. There is no health without mental health. It really does affect us all.