Government has introduced legislation today (November 2nd) to help make the province more accessible and reduce barriers for persons with disabilities. An Act Respecting Accessibility in Nova Scotia is a framework for government to work with communities, businesses and non-profit organizations to create accessibility standards. Government will implement the Accessibility Act and develop the standards […]Continue readingNova Scotia Introduces Accessibility Act
On Monday, October 10, World Mental Health Day was celebrated internationally with the theme Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All. Led by the World Federation of Mental Health, World Mental Health Day is supported by the World Health Organization as an important day to raise awareness and advocate for better care for those with mental […]Continue readingWorld Mental Health Day Monday October 10
The 18th annual art exhibition and sale starts October 13th at the Craig Gallery at Alderney Landing. Advance showing from 5:30-6:30pm, and the exhibition runs from 6:30-8:30pm. Until October 30, the Craig Gallery will have these works available for purchase. Original 6″x6″ tiles are $25, and a variety of frames and cards will also be available. A […]Continue readingMosaic for Mental Health Oct 13-30
With inspiration from The International Association of Suicide Prevention’s (IASP) suicide prevention ribbon (yellow & gold ribbon inset) to support World Suicide Prevention Day, the Canadian Mental Health Association Nova Scotia (CMHA NS) Division’s Communities Addressing Suicide Together (CAST) Program crafted their own Nova Scotia version for the CAN (Cast A Net) campaign. Similar to […]Continue readingCAN Suicide Prevention Awareness Ribbons Now Available!
Kicking off a National suicide awareness and fundraising campaign is a Cross-Canada concert for suicide prevention, awareness and hope! The healing power of music will draw Canadians together in a remarkable event to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. From sunrise to sunset, a series of concerts will take place in 13 cities from coast to coast, […]Continue readingWorld Suicide Prevention Day Mysterious Barricades Halifax Concert
Toward an open, constructive discussion of community-based suicide prevention Responding to a critique of safeTALK firstname.lastname@example.org The upcoming release of the revised safeTALK program, in its 10th anniversary year, speaks volumes about how well this program has been received. However, an article by Dr. Stan Kutcher and colleagues, recently published online in the Canadian Journal […]Continue readingResponse to a Critique of safeTALK
The Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI) is having a fundraiser with Indigo Books at the Chapters Store at MicMac Mall, August 2nd, 6-9 PM. Come out and support ASI while shopping for your mid-summer reads! The ASI 2016 event on August 16-18 is on Child and Youth Mental Health. For details, […]Continue readingASI 2016
The CMHA NS CAST Program would like to cast a suicide prevention net over Nova Scotia with the CAN campaign, covering the time between World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th, 2016), Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 3rd – 9th, 2016), World Mental Health Day (October 10th, 2016) & Internal National Survivors of Suicide Loss Day […]Continue readingCMHA NS CAST Program presents the Cast A Net (CAN) Campaign!