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Mental Health Notes


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


To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to 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.

April 9, 2015 Hospital security workers gain insight about mental health, individuals in crisis

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.

April 9, 2015 HSJCC conference call for abstracts open

HSJCC Conference imageThe 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.

April 9, 2015 Parents, caregivers, front-line workers can take advantage of educational opportunities at The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre – Gail Appel Institute

Hincks-Dellcrest Parent Webinars imageThe mission of The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre – Gail Appel Institute is to build knowledge and capacity in children and families’ mental health through education and outreach.

April 9, 2015 Discussing treatment on EENet Connect

CCSA LogoThe Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) is very happy to collaborate with EENet to develop a new online space for people to discuss treatment for substance use and mental health concerns.

April 9, 2015 Canada’s low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines among post-secondary students

StudentsBingeDrinkingIn 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.

April 9, 2015 Promoting mental health awareness and support for international students

CICMH Webinar Title SlideOn 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.”

April 9, 2015 Bill to establish a Canadian Commission on Mental Health and Justice will not go to Senate

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.

April 9, 2015 CBC Radio’s the Current examines media coverage of mental health issues

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.

April 9, 2015 Going ‘glo-cal’: Global lessons for local benefit

Screenshot from going glocal websiteThe 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.

March 26, 2015 CMHAs on receiving end of funding promised in Ontario’s mental health strategy

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.