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Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia (CMHA NS) division delivers safe, inclusive evidence-based programs, training and navigation support that Nova Scotians need to be well and stay well. These programs are free to access and available to everyone living in Nova Scotia.

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On June 10 is Action Anxiety Day

June 10, 2024, June 10 is Action Anxiety Day, a national awareness and education day lead by Anxiety Canada to help people learn about anxiety, reduce stigma, raise awareness, dispel…

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June is Buddy Up Month

During the month of June, the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia Division joins organizations across Canada in recognizing Buddy Up month, which promotes authentic conversations among men and their…

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May 24 is Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day

May 24 is Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day. Three percent of the population will experience psychosis. One in 100 people will be diagnosed with schizophrenia. But while attitudes toward mental…

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CMHA NS Division releases annual C.A.S.T. report

C.A.S.T. is an acronym for Communities Addressing Suicide Together Suicide is an urgent public health issue in Nova Scotia. While it is a complex issue involving biological, psychological, social, cultural,…

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