Mental Health Notes
Stigma and discrimination can take place anywhere. When it occurs in a health care setting, it can act as a barrier to high-quality care for people living with mental illness and substance use problems. This makes it an urgent and complex public health issue.
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Heath’s Health Promotion Resource Centre hosted a webinar to launch an updated version of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children and Youth.
Post-secondary life can be overwhelming, but students are often unaware of how to access help when they have mental health problems. Sometimes, they’re unable to get professional services in a timely way due to long wait lists or restrictions on the number of counseling sessions available to them.
What are the common pathways leading youth into and out of homelessness? This is the question that guides a new research study in Winnipeg, Manitoba. By understanding these pathways, the study hopes to address barriers facing homeless youth and ultimately lead to a more collaborative system. Read the full report.
Claire Barron of Guelph, Ontario has launched a unique fund-raising initiative and mental health awareness campaign that encourages people anywhere to Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.
From October 27 to October 31, 2014, healthcare providers, patients and families will celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week (CSPW) across Canada. Led by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), CSPW is a national annual campaign to increase awareness of patient-safety issues.
According to a report on household hunger in Canada, four million Canadians, including more than one million children, has experienced some level of food insecurity. That represents about 13 per cent of all households in the country.
Occupational therapy (OT) is the art and science of enabling people to perform the occupations that foster health and well-being. Accordingly, OT practice is a core component of an integrated mental health system. This month, the contributions of Occupational Therapists (OTs) across the country are being celebrated.