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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.

September 12, 2013 StatsCan to release new information about Canadians’ mental health and access to services

Statistics Canada 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.

September 12, 2013 World Suicide Prevention Day encourages hope and resiliency

WorldSuicidePreventionDay_imageActivists, 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.

September 12, 2013 Call for papers: preventing suicide in cultural and ethnic minority groups

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.

September 12, 2013 Register now for ONCAIPS annual conference

oncaipsconferenceThe 7th annual Ontario Network of Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Services (ONCAIPS) Conference takes place on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in Hamilton.

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.

For more information about the conference, see theregistration brochure or contact John Prieto at prietojo@hhsc.ca.

August 22, 2013 Workplace mental health should be municipal priority: CMHA Ontario CEO

Ottawa Citizen Opinion-EditorialCMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville is calling on municipalities to prioritize workplace mental health.

August 22, 2013 CMHA Ontario offers insights about knowledge translation techniques

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).

August 22, 2013 Windsor-Essex radio station recognized as a mental health leader

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.

August 22, 2013 Ombudsman investigates policing standards/procedures; CMHA Ontario continues work in area of justice and mental health

ombudsmanOn 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.

August 22, 2013 Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy consultations announced

CMHA Ontario has requested that it be included in new government consultations to inform the province’s next poverty reductions strategy.

August 22, 2013 CMHA Ontario to provide input on Ontario's minimum wage

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.