Mental Health Notes
To mark National Housing Day on Nov. 22, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), which represents Registered Nurses (RNs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and nursing students is encouraging Ontarians to submit an online petition calling on the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario to make more investments in affordable housing. RNAO says the recent steps Ontario has taken to define homelessness and set a target to end it within 10 years are welcome. However, need is outpacing resources, which is why nurses are calling for dedicated investment.
The Durham Collaborative Planning Process helps local children, youth, and families who are not receiving the services they need.
Join the next EENet webinar and learn about:
- The prevalence of brain injury in mental health and addictions settings.
- How brain injury is related to complex care needs.
- How existing service structures may reduce access to care.
- Opportunities for capacity building to better understand and accommodate the needs of people living with brain injury.
With studies showing that Canada’s youth are online more than ever, it’s important for mental health organizations to embrace new strategies to connect with youth in order to support their mental health. An upcoming webinar hosted by Umind offers tips on ‘non-traditional’ ways of connecting with youth through technology.
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is calling on the Federal government to make good on their election promise of a National Housing Strategy.
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.