CMHA, Ontario and OFCMHAP applaud the Ontario Government’s commitment to address the needs of the millions of Ontarians who know first-hand the impacts of mental illness and addictions. We strongly support and await the release of a new 10-year mental health strategy. This budget’s commitment to grow funding for mental health services to $93 million per year by 2013/14 is a very positive and important step.
TORONTO, Oct. 6 — The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) presents Thriving in 2010 and Beyond: Defining Our Roles, Exploring Control, Designing the Whole, a national mental health conference in London, Ontario on October 22 – 24, 2010 at the London Convention Centre. Special keynote speakers include: CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers; former editor of Chatelaine Magazine and author of From Wanting to Die to Loving My Life: How I Beat Depression, Rona Maynard; and Mr. Justice Edward Ormston, among others.
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division (CMHA, Ontario), the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (the Federation), and the Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI) wish to congratulate and express their strong support for the work and directions set by Ontario’s Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions in its final report, Navigating the Journey to Wellness: The Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan for Ontarians, that was released today.
CMHA, Ontario applauds the creation of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) plan, recently announced in Budget 2007, and fully supports the passing of Bill 94 because the Bill recognizes the value of providing financial security to Ontario’s most vulnerable. Bill 94 was introduced to the Ontario Legislature on June 12, 2008 through a private member’s Bill and has passed the first reading. It will go to second reading on December 11, 2008.
New study shows increased anxiety in the workplace
Toronto — They’re stressed, anxious, worried about their jobs. They’re losing sleep and they’re losing confidence in the economy. Many Canadian employees are showing these and other signs of mental distress.
Today, two health leaders announced a five-year partnership intended to promote mental health and support the recovery of those living with mental illnesses through education. CMHA Ontario is partnering with patient education innovator Healthy Interactions to create new tools and programs to help change the way Canadians perceive, live with, and care for individuals affected by mental illness.