Canadian Mental Health Association - Calgary


About CMHA Calgary

It is Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region’s (CMHA Calgary) mission to be a leader in reducing the impact of mental illness and addiction in community. For more than 65 years, we have provided a person and family centred integrated service model focused on early intervention and prevention of a mental health or substance use concern that delivers a measurable increase in community resiliency

CMHA Calgary builds awareness and provides education and support for individuals and families living with a mental health or substance use concern or a loss by suicide. We work closely with other community organizations to bridge gaps in the mental health care system and facilitate access to important services and resources.


Mental Health Facts:

  • Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend or colleague. Mental illness affects people of all ages, educational and income levels, and cultures.
  • In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.
  • The mortality rate due to suicide among men is four times the rate among women.
  • CMHA National and the University of British Columbia studied the mental health impacts of Wave 2 of COVID-19 and found: