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Mental Health Notes

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

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To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to news@ontario.cmha.ca. 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 20, 2014 How are racialized populations in Ontario with mental health or addictions issues using the emergency department?

Emergency Department ImageIndividuals who belong to racialized groups who seek out services for mental health or addiction issues experience marginalization both for their mental health or addiction issues as well as for their race. For these individuals, use of the emergency department (ED) increases when there are big life changes, such as to their housing or employment. Although some make these ED visits by choice, others do not, for example when they are brought in by service providers or the police.

November 20, 2014 Value-based partnerships – when to keep it or kick it

Value Based Partnership WebinarPartnerships are increasingly becoming a cornerstone of organizational values, strategic priorities, and eligibility for funding and grants. Yet many organizations don’t have a partnership strategy. Leaders continue to invest resources without knowing the exact purpose or the expected returns.

November 20, 2014 A global outlook on depression: report

the great depressionLast week Nature published a special edition on depression, asking why the burden is so great, how science is helping, where today’s research is headed and what the future may hold.

November 20, 2014 Ask the Experts Webinar: Policy Approaches to Campus Mental Health

Ask the ExpertsWhat kinds of policies are campuses adopting to promote mental health and wellness?

Join the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health for a webinar highlighting a range of campus initiatives that focus on policy as a tool for positive change.

Click here to register.

November 6, 2014 Ontario Division and local branches featured at CMHA National conference

Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual nation-wide conference in Calgary was complete with inspirational keynotes, gripping stories and informative sessions from presenters from across the country on the topics of mental health and addictions.

November 6, 2014 Campus mental health summit to focus on flourishing students

flourishing campuses event - ImageThe Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, housed at Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is hosting a summit this week to bring together experts from across the province to discuss ideas, tools and strategies to address the mental health and well-being of post-secondary students.

November 6, 2014 Justice, mental health focus of new CMHA Ontario webinar

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) recently partnered to deliver the third webinar in the nine-part series of the Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project. 

November 6, 2014 CMHA Ontario plays the KT Game

The Canadian Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Community of Practice (KTE CoP) has developed an exciting new teaching tool, called the Knowledge Translation (KT) Game, to facilitate learning of KT principles and promote KT planning and collaboration.

November 6, 2014 Former Lieutenant Governor to champion accessibility in Ontario
The Hon. David Onley

The Hon. David Onley

Ontario’s former Lieutenant Governor, the Hon. David Onley, has been appointed as a special advisor to the Hon. Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

November 6, 2014 Increased provincial support to improve campus mental health

Photo courtesy of Toronto Star.

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has extended the Mental Health Innovation Fund (MHIF) by two years, pledging $12 million for mental health services and programs to support post-secondary students