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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.

August 22, 2013 Research Snapshot: Concurrent mental health and substance use problems among street-involved youth

A person has concurrent disorders when they have both substance use and mental health problems. People with concurrent disorders are at greater risk of hospitalization, suicidal thinking or behavior, poor treatment outcomes, as well as homelessness.

August 22, 2013 CMA report suggests future seniors’ care a cause for anxiety, calls for action from Ottawa

A recent survey by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) suggests that there is anxiety among Canadians when it comes to the future delivery of health care services for seniors.

August 22, 2013 WHO releases guidance on mental health care after trauma

In response to numerous requests from health care providers, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently released new clinical protocols and guidelines on treating the mental health consequences of trauma and loss.

August 1, 2013 CMHA Ontario's perspective on Health Care in Canada: What Makes Us Sick?

CMHA Ontario shares the concerns outlined in a new report by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) about the impacts of inequities and the social determinants of health on the health of Canadians.

July 25, 2013 York Region “Ride Don't Hide” a success

Ride Don't Hide riders prepare

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), York and South Simcoe Branch recently hosted Ontario’s first ever Ride Don’t Hide event, a community bike ride in support of mental health. Nearly 200 cyclists gathered in Newmarket, north of Toronto, to raise $72,000. Proceeds will directly support CMHA York and South Simcoe Branch’s youth wellness program, family and caregiver education, and support for depression groups. These critical programs meet unmet needs, save lives, and build communities of support.

July 25, 2013 Ontario’s Accessibility Standards Advisory Council members appointed

The provincial government has appointed new members to Ontario’s new Accessibility Standards Advisory Council. This council is a requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and is tasked with advising government on how to improve accessibility. The council has to power to propose new accessibility standards and review existing ones.

July 25, 2013 New physician-implemented program in emergency departments

Local physicians are establishing a new program that partners emergency departments (EDs) in smaller community hospitals with larger hospitals. This program is demonstrating encouraging results.

July 25, 2013 Ombudsman urges government to expand oversight

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With the release of his 2012-2013 annual report, Ontario Ombudsman André Marin called on the provincial government to expand oversight by making better use of his office’s services.

July 25, 2013 Research Snapshot: Barriers to Mental Health Care for LGBT People

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people report poorer mental health outcomes than do heterosexual, non-trans people. But little is known about their experiences with mental health services.

July 25, 2013 Research Report Round-up: How Ontario public health units are addressing child and youth mental health

Momentum is building to promote mental health in Ontario, including efforts to improve treatment options and services for children and youth with mental health concerns. The core business of public health covers illness prevention and health promotion. But the role of public health in mental health is not clear.