Mental Health Notes
The national spotlight was on the community of Woodstock, Ont., this past week after news that five young people had died by suicide since February. As a result, students from local schools walked out of class on Tuesday, June 7 to call attention to the issue.
Registration is now open for the Mental Health For All Conference, an industry-wide event to be held on Sept. 29 and 30 which aims to benefit individuals and organizations across the mental health, mental illness and addiction sectors.
Health Quality Ontario released a new report Connecting the Dots for Patients, which explores family doctors’ views on coordinating care for their patients with home care, community services, hospitals and specialists in Ontario.
Registration is open and spots are available for an upcoming conference that aims to support crisis workers and provide guidance to others willing to help.
Seniors’ Month is an important time to celebrate the valuable contributions they make in communities across Ontario and reflect on the way they are supported.
A free webinar series about refugee mental health is now available for viewing online at any time. CMHA Ontario launched the four-part series to enhance the capacity of the mental health and additions sector to support refugees. More than 600 participants took part in the four-part series in February, March, April and May 2016. Although the series was initially targeted at the mental health and addictions sector, participants came from many different fields – including settlement, broader health system, public education, child and youth services, community and social services and even individual private refugee sponsors – and found the sessions helpful.
Social media was buzzing over the latest Talk Today announcement.
A June 6 deadline to have physician-assisted dying legislation in place has raised tensions in the House of Commons.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) officially partnered on May 24, expanding the mental health and suicide-awareness program Talk Today.
Ontarians came together to GET LOUD for Mental Health Week (May 2-8).