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Mental Health Notes


A free biweekly newsletter published by CMHA Ontario, featuring mental health news and events.


To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to Submissions may be edited for publication. All submissions are subject to approval, and CMHA Ontario reserves the right to refuse any submission at its sole discretion.

November 26, 2015 Calling on the Federal Government for a National Housing Strategy in Canada

CAEHThe Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is calling on the Federal government to make good on their election promise of a National Housing Strategy.

November 26, 2015 StatsCan: Mental health strongly linked to violent victimization

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.

November 26, 2015 StatsCan: Unmet health care needs contribute to mental distress among Inuit

A new study from Statistics Canada (StatsCan) identifies that unmet healthcare needs are a significant social determinant of higher mental distress among Inuit people.

November 26, 2015 Research: Canadian psychiatrist and resident attitudes towards patients with schizophrenia

cjp-logoA new research article featured in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry finds that Canadian psychiatrists and residents have relatively negative attitudes towards patients with schizophrenia.

November 12, 2015 CBC examines workplace mental health, Mental Health Works

 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, sought out the opinion of CMHA Ontario’s Mark Henick, program manager for CMHA’s social enterprise, Mental Health Works.

November 12, 2015 Program for adult caregivers gets off the ground

CMHA Ontario launched Living Life to the Full for Older Adult Caregivers on Nov. 1.

November 12, 2015 New mental illness and addictions crisis centre to launch in London

CMHA MiddlesexA 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.

November 12, 2015 Increased funding enables mental health program to increase capacity

CMHA_ON-LambtonKent_ENG_logo_4C_posA fledgling CMHA rapid assessment and treatment program is getting additional funding to enhance its services.

November 12, 2015 New service in northern Ontario offers help to youth

CMHA Sault Ste. MarieCMHA 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.

November 12, 2015 Meet the new CMHA Edmonton Region

CMHA EdmontonThe 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.