Mental Health Notes
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) wants public feedback to support a review of the policy on human rights and creed or religion. Public feedback is requested via the OHRC’s Human Rights and Creed Survey.
Inpatient hospitalization is one of the most expensive types of treatment for youth living with mental health problems. As a result, it’s important to understand what affects how long youth stay in hospital for mental health problems once they’re hospitalized and how often they’re readmitted to hospital for mental health issues.
Houselink Community Homes combines work, supportive housing and inclusive community, to promote and help people recover from mental illness and addiction. This report describes strategies that can help people living with mental health and substance use issues find work. These strategies involve supporting members in their search for jobs and having employees share their lived experiences.
Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is delighted to announce a new dedicated space on the Qualaxia website, focused on mental health policy in Ontario. The space will feature blogs, tools, links, and resources that make knowledge on this topic more accessible.
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).