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February 4, 2016 Get Loud for CMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week

Get LoudCMHA’s 65th Annual Mental Health Week is fast approaching (May 2-8). CMHA is once again asking Canadians to GET LOUD for mental health!

February 3, 2016 OHL and CMHA Ontario team up this month to raise awareness about mental health

Talk TodayFor Immediate Release
Wednesday February 3, 2016

Toronto, ON – The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario are teaming up to raise awareness about the importance of mental health during upcoming OHL games throughout the month of February.

February 3, 2016 New schizophrenia study holds promise

A new study suggests a specific set of genes may cause the development of schizophrenia.

February 2, 2016 Enabling Minds receives media boost

Tweet positive examples of #abetterserveA new CMHA Ontario online training program to help recreation, sport and fitness organizations be more inclusive of people living with a mental health disability has been featured by Global News.

February 2, 2016 Big changes needed for Toronto community housing: report

A recent report has presented a list of ideas and recommendations to improve support for vulnerable tenants in Toronto, including those with lived experience of mental health.

February 2, 2016 Ontario Announces New Post Trauma Stress Disorder (PTSD) Strategy for First Responders

On February 1, 2016, the Ontario Ministry of Labour announced a number of new initiatives to help prevent or mitigate PTSD among first responders such as police, firefighters and paramedics.

January 28, 2016 Bell Let’s Talk gets people talking

Bell Lets TalkThe latest edition of Bell Let’s Talk took over the Twitterverse and airwaves on Jan. 27, and the one-day stigma-busting campaign didn’t disappoint. CMHA Ontario did its part join the discussion as well.

January 28, 2016 CMHA working to bolster mental health supports for Syrian refugees

Syrian refugees arriving in Canada are at substantially higher risk than the general population for poor mental health due to their exposure to trauma, torture and violence. That’s why the Canadian Mental Health Association has introduced a number of initiatives to help ensure that refugees receive the mental health support they need.

January 28, 2016 Reforming Ontario’s Laws on Legal Capacity and Decision-making

LCOlogoThe Law Commission of Ontario, Ontario’s independent law reform agency, is seeking feedback on its draft recommendations on reforming Ontario law, policy and practice related to legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship.

January 27, 2016 Improvements must be made with approaching someone in crisis

In the wake of the attempted murder conviction of Toronto police Const. James Forcillo, CMHA Ontario continues its call to improve police interactions with people experiencing a crisis.

Featured Events

Workplace Mental Health Rehabilitation and Return to Work. April 13-14, 2016

Venue: OHA Education Centre
200 Front St W, 27th Floor
Toronto ON
Organizer: Ontario Hospital Association
www.oha.com/Pages/Default.aspx

Healing Trauma through the Emotional Brain. Apil 15, 2016

Venue: Tosca Banquet and Conference Center
800 Champlain Ave
Oshawa ON
Organizer: Mental Health and Pinewood Centre of Lakeridge Health
www.lakeridgehealth.on.ca/en/index.asp

The 5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference. November 16-18, 2016

Venue: Vancouver BC
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
interprofessional.ubc.ca

XXIV World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. October 30-November 4, 2016

Venue: Jerusalem, Israel
Organizer: International Society of Psychiatric Genetics
ispg.net

Picturing Wellness. From Adversity to Resilience. March 3-5, 2016

Venue: Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summer’s Lane
Hamilton ON
Organizer: McMaster University Health Sciences
fhs.mcmaster.ca

Refugee mental health symposium: Responding to current needs through strengthened collaboration, Feb 10, 2016

Register now!

The CAMH Refugee Mental Health Project invites you to the Refugee mental health symposium: Responding to current needs through strengthened collaboration.

6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity. October 24-26, 2016

Venue: Fairmont Chateau Laurier
1 Rideau St
Ottawa ON
Organizer: UBC Interprofessional Continuing Education
www.interprofessioinal.ubc.ca

Ego State Therapy & Trauma. April 8-9, 2016

Venue: Saint Paul University
Ottawa ON
Organizer: Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma
www.centrefortreatment.com

Conversations. Choices. Decisions: Exploring the legal and ethical considerations in end of life decision making. March 21, 2016

Venue: The Royal
Associates in Psychiatry Auditorium
1145 Carling Ave
Ottawa ON
Organizer: The Royal
www.theroyal.ca

Sharing Best Practices to Support Young Refugees. March 2, 2016

Venue: Toronto ON
Organizer: Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network
www.cyccnetwork.org