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The NNMH Board of Directors
is Calling for a Special Meeting of the Membership
Tuesday September 30th 2014.
1:00 pm est via teleconference
The call in information is
1-866-218-3342;  participant code is #673421.

Corporations Canada has made changes to Canada’s Not for Profit Act (NFP) Act  and in order to be in compliance with the new NFP Act incorporated organizations are required to file papers of continuance. The papers will allow for the continuance of the National Networks corporate status under the provisions of the new Canadian Not for profit act.

At this time the Board of Directors is asking the NNMH voting members to authorize and direct the Board to make application under section 297 of the NFP Act to the Director appointed under the NFP Act for a Certificate of Continuance of the Corporation.

 

Our funding is reduced and we need your donations to continue .  Our funding has been reduced by more than 90% from 3 years ago, so we are more reliant on your kind donations than ever before   http://nnmh.ca/how-you-can-help/donate/ even though we’ve made dramatic reductions in costs (our Board are voluntarily covering for the absence of an Executive Director,  and we have no offices).

Your donations enable us to:

  • conduct surveys to learn your opinion on decisions that may effect your future mental health and recovery
  • represent your opinion at meetings across the country where decisions are being made that may effect your mental health and recovery
  • provide you with  mental health news and views from your peers

The more members and subscribers we represent, the more influence we will have on your behalf.   So subscribe to get the latest mental health news and opinion from our website http://nnmh.ca/home/subscribe-to-mental-health-news-feed/

Help ensure “nothing about us without us” by subscribing or donating (or both!) so the  NNMH  can continue to provide a “listening ear” and “influential voice” to key decision-makers on issues important to your recovery and  ongoing mental health.

100% of our voting members have had mental health issues, including our Board and management.  We are the only organization in Canada that represents all people with mental illness, regardless of diagnosis.

Your donation and subscription are appreciated! 

If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let us know by emailing:  [email protected]

Sue Miller

Vice-President, NNMH

National Network for Mental Health

A ground-breaking comedy program in Canada is helping people break down the  stigma surrounding mental illness by proving laughter can be a form of  therapy.

Stand Up for  Mental Health is a course that teaches those with mental illness the art of  stand-up comedy. It was developed by David Granirer, who turned to humour after  suffering years of depression.

Granirer said performing stand-up comedy helped him…

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/comedy-workshop-helps-people-with-mental-illness-heal-through-humour-1.1662395#ixzz2tE63v7wH

We hope that your 2014 is a peaceful and healthy one.  We also hope that you are keeping warm as large parts of the country are experiencing one of the coldest and snowiest winters that we’ve seen in quite some time!

If you “liked” our Facebook page, try subscribing to get the latest mental health news and opinion from our website http://nnmh.ca/home/subscribe-to-mental-health-news-feed/

 Having more members helps ensure that we all will continue to have a national voice.  Sign up for Voting Membership, which is free to people with lived experience of mental health issues.   http://nnmh.ca/members/membership-application/.

On April 1st, our funding from Human Resources Skills Development Canada (HRDC) is reduced by more than 90% from 3 years ago.  We’ve made dramatic reductions in costs (our Executive Director is part-time, and we have no offices) but we are still more reliant on your kind donations than ever before.  Now more then ever, your $20 donation will make a significant difference!  http://nnmh.ca/how-you-can-help/donate/

We have been busily preparing applications for funding, but unfortunately our grant applications to government for cash support have been declined. We have received some funded consulting from the HRSDC and we’re not giving up.   We’re now looking for funds from corporations and private funders since government funding is not plentiful.

Help ensure “nothing about us without us” by subscribing or joining or donating (or all three!). Support the NNMH so we can continue to  provide a “listening ear” and “influencial voice” to key decision-makers on issues important to your recovery and ongoing mental health.

100% of our voting members have had mental health issues, including our Board and management and we are the only organization of its kind in Canada – a non-diagnosis-specific national organization.  Without the NNMH there will not be a national voice for persons with lived experience of mental health issues.

Your support is appreciated! 

If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let us know via Facebook or email [email protected]

Julie

Julie L. Flatt, National Executive Director

National Network for Mental Health

On March 14, 2014, Bell Let’s Talk is going even further. Now in its fourth year, we’re taking the conversation around the country, transforming it into an event spanning more than:

  • 12,000 km
  • 110 days
  • 95 community stops

On January 28, let’s talk.

Bell will donate 5¢ more to mental health initiatives for every:

  • Text message sent*
  • Long-distance call made*
  • Tweet using  #BellLetsTalk
  • Facebook share of our Bell Let’s Talk image