Mental Health Notes
As part of their regular duties, hospital security workers often interact with individuals in crisis. And like their first-responder counterparts, they also deal with operational stress.
The provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) has opened the call for abstract submissions for their 2015 Conference. The conference, titled “Mobilizing Community – Promoting Resiliency, Sustaining Recovery & Restoring Justice” will be held from November 16-18, 2015 in Toronto.
In 2013, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines to help Canadians moderate their alcohol consumption and reduce their immediate and long-term alcohol-related harms.
On March 25, 2015, a webinar was held titled, “Speaking your language: Promoting mental health awareness and support for international students and those new to Canada.”
Late in 2013, Bill S-208, an Act to establish the Canadian Commission on Mental Health and Justice was introduced and received first reading in the Senate. The bill was then sent to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology in March 2015.
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the popular CBC radio program, the Current, took a closer look at the role of the media and how journalists report on mental illness and mental health.
The Global Mental Health group from the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry and the Office of Transformative Global Health from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health are organizing a global mental health conference to take place in Toronto from May 6-8, 2015 to look at the theme of lessons in global mental health initiatives for local benefit.
Local Health Integration Networks have been busy engaging with branches of the Canadian Mental Health Association in recent weeks to announce government funding earmarked in Ontario’s Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.