August 2019
Thank You for Supporting Ride Don't Hide 2019!
Thank you everyone who came out, rode, donated, volunteered and sponsored our 6th annual Ride Don't Hide! Together we raised $215,114.69 with 548 riders and 68 teams!

Photos from the ride can be found on our Facebook page here. Check out the official CMHA Calgary Ride Don't Hide 2019 recap video below!
Save the date!
We look forward to seeing you for our 7th annual Ride Don't Hide June 14, 2020!
Survivors of Suicide Loss Day 2019
Save the date for this year’s Survivors of Suicide Loss Day - Saturday, November 16, 2019. Registration will open in the fall.
Every July, Canadians from all backgrounds come together to celebrate Canada's birthday. The newest episode of our  Recovery Is Possible: A Mental Health Podcast, we zero in on the cultural differences connecting us all. Join us as we talk to Anila Umar Lee Yuen, the President and CEO of The Centre for Newcomers in Calgary and Yohanka MacPhie, a Recovery College student and mental health advocate, and discuss some of the obstacles newcomers experience when making Canada their new home. Here’s to mental wellness for all!  

Using an educational-based approach, Recovery College offers courses to help people recognize and develop their own resourcefulness and awareness in order to support themselves or their loved one's recovery journey.

Family, friends, caregivers, professionals and the general public is welcome to attend our free courses on recovery and wellbeing. No previous experience or education level is required. With more than 30 courses to choose from, there is a course for everyone.

Our Recovery College courses are interactive and create positive learning experiences, emphasizing connection, hope and belonging. An emphasis is placed on an individual's talents and strengths. Our courses inspire optimism, encourage students to consider future opportunities, and move people towards personal empowerment. Recovery is a journey, not a destination.
August 2019 Leisure and Recreation Calendar
Recreation and connection are vital to our wellbeing. As part of CMHA’s Welcome Centre and Recovery College, the Leisure Recreation program is designed to support individuals to connect with each other, and learn a bit more about themselves. Through a variety of activities and recovery-focused conversation, participants will learn, laugh and build new friendships!
Global News - Alberta Invests $3M to Expand Mental Health Drop-in Programs

The Star Calgary - Province Announces Recovery Funds 

CBC News - Alberta Invests $3M to Expand Mental Health Drop-In

Calgary Herald - No Decision Yet on Supervised Drug Sites as Province Announces New Funding for Mental Health

Calgary Herald - Brooks: Wilson Garden Party raises more than $500,000 for charity
2 nd Annual Armbruster Invitational
The 2nd Annual Armbruster Invitational is a 4-person scramble with dinner and silent auction to follow. Registration covers the cost of a full round of golf and dinner. Every dollar raised will support CMHA Calgary's YouthSMART Program & the Odyssey House in Grande Prairie.
 
When: August 8, 2019
Where: The Links of GlenEagles
Cost: $140
Our friends at Centre for Suicide Prevention will be hosting their 2 nd  Annual Run for Life
CSP is hosting their second annual Run for Life! On  Sunday, September 29, 2019 join them for a journey from darkness into light: Walk or run into the sunrise to remember your loved one and raise awareness for suicide prevention. The walk/run is followed by a casual reception with  charbar  breakfast snacks and  Phil & Sebastian  coffee.
When:
Sunday, September 29, 2019
6:30 to 9:00 am

Where: 
Calgary, Alberta

Choose From: 
I’m Candice and I can confidently say that I no longer “suffer” from anxiety and depression and my mental illness no longer defines who I am. Of course it wasn’t always this way. I remember my first crippling panic attack and the attacks that followed; the feeling like it would never stop. Read more.
You already know that you need to take care of yourself, but are you taking the time to do it? Getting enough sleep each night, taking the time to relax and de-stress, and learning to say “no” will do wonders for your physical and mental health, and are all easy self-care suggestions that anyone can do. Read more.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of  First Nations Inuit  and  Métis  peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. Read more.
CMHA Calgary’s annual YouthSMART Initiative (Youth  S upporting  M ental Health a nd  R esiliency  T ogether) breaks down barriers by providing authentic, evidence-based youth mental health engagement and education, free-of-cost in local junior and senior high schools. Read more.