Mental Health Notes
Ontario is seeking input from across the province to develop its first culture strategy, which will guide a vision for arts and culture in Ontario in hopes of building healthier and prosperous communities. Culture in Ontario can include things like heritage, traditions, and identity, creative arts such music and film, and public spaces including libraries, museums and historical sites.
EENet and Health Evidence™ invite you to an upcoming free webinar on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM (EDT).
How do improvement science and implementation science contribute to quality and effectiveness in health care?
A message from Chiachen Cheng, Child & Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist, Medical Director, First Place Clinic & Resource Centre – CMHA Thunder Bay:
In any given week, more than half a million Canadians will be absent from work because they’re struggling with their mental health. Seventy per cent of disability costs are related to mental illness. By the year 2020, depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Bell announced Monday that its national mental health initiative is being extended for another five years, upping financial support to $100 million by the end of 2020.
The government of Alberta is not renewing the contract for the province’s chief addiction and mental health officer, the Edmonton Journal reports.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomed the recent announcement by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to defer implementation of the Employment Related Benefit until further consultation with recipients and stakeholders.
A new series by the Woodstock Sentinel Review examines the role that the media plays in the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health issues.