Mental Health Notes
Former national health minister Allan Rock is speaking out about the importance of assisting with mental health issues.
The Honourable Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care recently introduced Bill 122 for First Reading in the Ontario Legislature. The Bill, entitled The Mental Health Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015, will, if passed, make technical amendments to the Mental Health Act to provide the Consent and Capacity Board with new powers regarding the criteria and length of time a patient can continue to be held as an involuntary patient in a psychiatric facility.
Ontario is seeking input from across the province to develop its first culture strategy, which will guide a vision for arts and culture in Ontario in hopes of building healthier and prosperous communities. Culture in Ontario can include things like heritage, traditions, and identity, creative arts such music and film, and public spaces including libraries, museums and historical sites.
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A message from Chiachen Cheng, Child & Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist, Medical Director, First Place Clinic & Resource Centre – CMHA Thunder Bay:
In any given week, more than half a million Canadians will be absent from work because they’re struggling with their mental health. Seventy per cent of disability costs are related to mental illness. By the year 2020, depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Bell announced Monday that its national mental health initiative is being extended for another five years, upping financial support to $100 million by the end of 2020.
The government of Alberta is not renewing the contract for the province’s chief addiction and mental health officer, the Edmonton Journal reports.