Mental Health Notes
On Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, CMHA Ontario met with Paula Reid, who was recently awarded a Travel Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to explore best practices for individuals with mental health issues who have come into contact with the criminal justice system.
The Mental Health Series project, a partnership between CMHA Ontario and Motion Picture Enterprises, received significant web exposure over the past two months thanks to Yahoo Canada.
In a landmark human rights case, Christina Jahn, a woman with mental health issues, has received a settlement from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS).
In Ontario, 10 percent of students had serious thoughts of suicide in the past year and three percent reported a suicide attempt. Suicide is five to seven times higher for First Nations and Inuit than non-Aboriginal youth.
When individuals with intellectual disability come in contact with police because of a crisis, a number of things can happen. They can be arrested, taken to an emergency room, or have the issue resolved on the spot.
The importance of inclusion in services for families has gained increasing attention over the past 40 years. What does it mean to be “inclusive” and how can you ensure that practices, programs, and policies are more inclusive of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit families?
Ontario hosted the annual meeting of provincial and territorial health and wellness ministers this month, with the group addressing mental health in Canada in its final communique.
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy, a Canadian social policy think tank, is nearing its crowdfunding goal of raising $20,000 to continue to collect data once gathered by the National Council on Welfare (NCW). As of Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, the Caledon Institute has raised more than $17,000.
The Colour of Poverty has released a tool that can be used within the health system to improve collection of socio-demographic data. The tool provides users with sample questions about a range of socio-demographic factors, including gender, sexual orientation, language, race, religion and other factors.