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February 26, 2015 Living Life to the Full lowers depression and anxiety

LLTTF-Social-MediaLiving Life to the Full is an eight-week mental health promotion course based on cognitive behaviour therapy principles. With funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Healthy Communities Fund, CMHA Ontario has just wrapped up a scientific research study to evaluate the effectiveness of the course as a way to enhance mental well-being in older adults.

February 26, 2015 CMHA’s Talk Today initiative with Ontario Hockey League maintains momentum

north bay pic 1Talk Today, the mental health support program developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), continues to make waves with fans in arenas across the province.

February 26, 2015 CMHA Thunder Bay Celebrates 40 years of service

CMHA 40 YearCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay Branch is celebrating 40 years of serving its community. Officially chartered as a branch of CMHA National in 1975, the Thunder Bay Branch has been through many changes including expansion to the number of programs offered, increases in staffing levels and renewed approaches to services.

February 26, 2015 The power of the Ontario Common Assessment of Need: A think tank

Think Tank imageService providers and managers of organizations that use the Ontario Common Assessment of Need (OCAN) as well as policy makers, administrators, planners and individuals from racialized communities are invited to attend an upcoming think tank about the potential of the OCAN to advance health equity.

February 26, 2015 Exploring Senior Leadership in CMHA-Cochrane-Timiskaming

SClark MacFarlane has over 20 years of experience in the health care sector, and is currently the executive director of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch, in northern Ontario.

February 26, 2015 Province to create a mental health bed registry

The provincial government announced this week that it is creating a province-wide registry of mental health beds as part of a $28 million investment in mental health and addictions services.

February 26, 2015 Calling all youth! Use your creativity to combat stigma

changetheview2015Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is inviting young people across the province to tap into their creative side and take part in Change the View, a YouTube video contest that aims to eliminate the stigma around children’s mental health issues.

February 26, 2015 Microfinance and Mental Health: Business with a social conscience

A ‘social enterprise’ is a business involved in the production and or selling of goods and services for the blended purpose of generating income and achieving social, cultural, or environmental aims.

February 26, 2015 How do we measure mental illness and addictions at a population level?

Rates of mental illness and addictions at a population level are always based on estimates. In Canada, different studies have shown that rate to be anywhere from 1 in 3 to 1 in 10. With Ontario’s population at 13.6 million, that is a big gap.

February 26, 2015 Linking sectors & data to improve mental health of individuals with developmental disabilities

HCARDD LogoH-CARDD is a research program whose primary goal is to enhance the overall health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities through improved health care policy and services.

Featured Events

Open Minds 2015: Mental Health and Creativity - March 31, 2015

Venue: University of Toronto St. George Campus,
Hart House Debates Room, 7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON
Organizer: Grad Minds, University of Toronto

Applications of the Latest Research in CBT for Psychosis. May 25, 2015

Venue: The Royal, Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON
Organizer: The Royal

The Interplay of Bipolar Disorder, Trauma and Addiction in the LGBT Community with Jeff Zacharias. March 4, 2015

Organizer: International Biplar Foundation

Personnel Mental Health & Wellness: #TalkingPTSD. April 29, 2015

Venue: Edwards Gardens
Toronto, ON
Organized by: Public Safety 411

9th Annual Risk & Recovery Forensic Conference. April 9-10, 2015

Venue: Sheraton Hotel
Hamilton, ON
Organizer: St. Joseph’s Healthcare

Dynasty Dance Company Presents "Revenge; Never Taste So...Sweet". June 12, 2015

Venue: Mayfield Secondary School
5000 Mayfield Road, Caledon, ON
Organizer: Dynasty Dance Company

Introduction to the Recovery Approach for Mental Illness. April 9, 2015

Venue: CMHA
200 Van Norman St
Thunder Bay, ON
Organizer: Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch

People in Motion. Helping People Live Better Lives! May 29-30, 2015

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Building
Exhibitation Place
Toronto, ON
Organizer: People In Motion

Advancing the Narrative: Inspiring the Future (Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan 2015 International Conference). April 15-17, 2015

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel
5700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
Organizer: University of Michigan

Styles & Smiles 2015. March 12, 2015

Venue: Victoria Inn
Thunder Bay, ON
Organizer: Canadian Mental Health Association, Thunder Bay Branch