World Health Day 2017: Why the WHO chose depression as its focus this year

April 7th, 2017
Diabetes, food safety, superbugs – those are just some of the past themes officials picked as World Health Day initiatives. But this year, for 2017, the World Health Organization is focusing on depression. “Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people’s ability to carry out even...

Arms Bumanlag Named a Champion of Mental Health

April 4th, 2017
Quite the recognition for AM800's Arms Bumanlag. He's been named a 2017 'Champion of Mental Health' by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. Bumanlag gets the national award in the 'media category' for his work on the 'Sole Focus Project' at the local chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Bumanlag has been battling anxiety for years...

CMHA-Detroit Tigers Canada Day Game

March 23rd, 2017
CMHA Windsor-Essex is the Canadian charity for the Detroit Tigers Canada Day game on June 14th vs. Arizona! Tickets are now available for $49! Includes ticket, commemorative hat & donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Sole Focus Project. Purchase your tickets here!!

That’s Just Crazy Talk

March 7th, 2017
A one woman stage play based on a true story... Like Victoria Maxwell's previous solo shows (Crazy for Life, Funny... You Don't Look Crazy and Head Over Heels), That's Just Crazy Talk looks at both the light and dark side of living with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis. It describes one woman's journey coming to terms with mental illness within...

Crazy for Life

March 7th, 2017
A True Story of Living with Mental Illness Recovery is not a fad, but a reality and the paradigm shift occurring with many mental health systems across the country. In order to improve outcomes, patients and clients need to be fully engaged. Victoria Maxwell will offer solutions to adherence issues. Strategies will illustrate the importance of collaborative decision making, alignment...

Kicking mental illness down to size

February 27th, 2017
As an ambassador for the Sole Focus Project, Jasmine Jacey helps spread the message about mental health issues using shoe soles painted robin's egg blue. Read more... Current, Spring Issue 2017, The Windsor Star

Sole Focus Project hopes to raise $500K for mental health

February 22nd, 2017
CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:58AM EST Last Updated Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:19PM EST The Windsor-Essex County Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association officially launched the Sole Focus Project on Wednesday. The campaign seeks to raise $500,000 over the next three years in support of mental health awareness, education and training, identified as a strategic priority...

Sole Focus Project officially launched!

February 22nd, 2017
CMHA-WECB thanks all of our ambassadors, sponsors, donors, dignitaries and supporters that attended the official launch of the Sole Focus Project campaign on February 15th. It was a great morning! Photos courtesy of Snapd Windsor

Local 444 Supporting Sole Focus Mental Health Project

January 24th, 2017
A new campaign of the Canadian Mental Health Association in Windsor is getting a major boost in the name of a labour icon. Unifor Local 444 today announced a $50,000 donation toward the 3-year Sole Focus Project fundraising campaign. In making today's announcement Local 444 President Dino Chiodo paid tribute to a previous president: "I would like to present on...

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