Mental Health Notes
A new Statistics Canada (StatsCan) study has identified that mental health is strongly associated with violent victimization, including sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. The rate of violent victimization for those who reported having a mental health disability or learning disability, or who self-reported their mental health as poor or fair was over four times the rate of those who identified their mental health as excellent or very good. Furthermore, people who experience childhood abuse reported a rate of violent victimization double that of those who had not experience childhood abuse.
A new study from Statistics Canada (StatsCan) identifies that unmet healthcare needs are a significant social determinant of higher mental distress among Inuit people.
A new research article featured in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry finds that Canadian psychiatrists and residents have relatively negative attitudes towards patients with schizophrenia.
The online portal for the nation’s public broadcaster took a closer look at workplace mental health in an online feature earlier in November. In doing so, CBC.ca sought out the opinion of CMHA Ontario’s Mark Henick, program manager for CMHA’s social enterprise, Mental Health Works.
CMHA Ontario launched Living Life to the Full for Older Adult Caregivers on Nov. 1.
A mental illness and addictions crisis centre, to be operated by CMHA Middlesex, is expected to start receiving patients in January and be fully functional in approximately six months.
A fledgling CMHA rapid assessment and treatment program is getting additional funding to enhance its services.
CMHA Sault Ste. Marie is partnering with two other local agencies to provide easier access to mental health care with a new walk-in counselling service for at-risk youth.
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Edmonton Region has joined together with another vital local mental health organization, The Support Network, to form one new agency. However, the single entity will operate as CMHA-Edmonton Region.
Expressions of interest to participate in Mood Walks for Youth in Transition are now being accepted.