We all feel angry sometimes. Most of the time, we can deal with feelings of anger or irritability quickly. However, anger can cause problems in our lives and the lives of those around us. Learn more about recognizing problem anger and taking action.Continue readingFeeling Angry
The more we learn about mental health and mental illnesses, the better equipped we are to maintain and improve mental health for ourselves and others. Whether you are looking for more information on a specific mental illness, need some tips on keeping your own mental health in balance, or are looking for help for yourself or someone you care about, we can help.
Worry is a normal reaction to a stressful or troubling event. We all worry sometimes. But if you seem to worry much more than other people and you worry so much that it affects the quality of your life, you may have something called generalized anxiety disorder.Continue readingGeneralized Anxiety Disorder
IMAGINE THIS: One day, you develop a nagging cough, or get sharp back pain. Most of us wait a few days to see if things get worse or improve, then we might do some research on things we can do at home. We go to friends and family for advice. If the problem still doesn’t […]Continue readingGetting Help for Mental Illnesses
Loss is one of life’s most stressful events. It takes time to heal, and everyone responds differently. We may need help to cope with the changes in our lives. Grief is part of being human, but that doesn’t mean we have to go through the journey alone.Continue readingGrieving
CMHA BC’s 2017 public engagement survey to inform decision-makers on what British Columbians see as the best ways to intervene earlier for mental health and substance use problems.Continue readingHelp Shape Our Future 2017 Survey Results
Decent, safe, affordable housing is one of the most important factors that affect our mental health. Poor housing, such as housing that’s too expensive, run-down or over-crowded, can lead to poor overall health. It can also make recovery from mental health or substance use problems much more difficult.Continue readingHousing
BC has experienced some dramatic political shifts in the last year. A new provincial government has made a commitment to ensure that people in need of mental health and addiction services can “ask once, get help fast.” But how can BC move from policy commitments to accessible supports and services that keep people well? What […]Continue readingHow can BC value mental health and physical health equally?
When it comes to our physical health, we all have strategies to stay healthy. We might take the stairs instead of the elevator, make sure we eat our veggies, or wear sunscreen to protect our skin. Safeguarding our mental health is just as important.Continue readingImproving Mental Health
In June 2006, working in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance, the CMHA BC initiated a year-long pilot project to deliver outreach services to homeless individuals at eight core locations around the province. The project goal was to reduce homelessness by assisting homeless individuals to access long-term solutions to address their state of […]Continue readingIncome/Homeless Outreach Project
A variety of provincial and national resources for Indigenous mental health promotion.Continue readingIndigenous Mental Health Promotion: Recommended Resources