Mental Health Notes
On September 18, Statistics Canada (StatsCan) will release new data about mental health in Canada. This release comes from StatsCan’s first major survey of Canadians’ mental health in more than 10 years.
Activists, researchers, clinicians, and policy makers came together on September 10 for World Suicide Prevention Day, calling attention to the growing prevalence of suicidal behaviour around the world.
The guest editors of Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care are seeking manuscript submissions for a 2014 special issue on Preventing Suicide in Cultural and Ethnic Minority Groups.
The event is titled, A Changing Landscape in Child and Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health: Understanding Today, Preparing for Tomorrow. Keynote speaker this year is Dr. Michele Galietta, an associate professor of Psychology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Dr. Galietta also served as the Director of the Clinical Psychology PH.D. Program for the last eight years.
CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville is calling on municipalities to prioritize workplace mental health.
Close to 40 participants from across Canada gathered in Victoria, BC, in mid-July to sharpen their knowledge translation skills during a two-day workshop organized by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).
In honour of its exceptional work in helping enhance mental health in Windsor-Essex, AM 800 CKLW was officially recognized this month as the regional winner of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario media award.
On August 8, 2013 the Ontario Ombudsman announced that his office will review the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to police for de-escalating crisis situations, including those involving people with mental health issues. The systematic investigation is scheduled to be completed within the next six to 12 months and will look at current de-escalation training standards and procedures across Ontario.
CMHA Ontario has requested that it be included in new government consultations to inform the province’s next poverty reductions strategy.
CMHA Ontario will be providing a submission to the provincial government on the minimum wage regulation and has set up a committee to ensure that its contribution is reflective of provincial perspectives. The submission is part of a provincial consultation process that gives the public an opportunity to provide input into how minimum wage is adjusted.