Mental Health Notes
On CBC Radio’s Metro Morning program in Toronto, Campus Mental Health researcher Aliçia Raimundo spoke to host Matt Galloway about her personal story of struggling with suicide ideation in her teens and the warning signs of suicidal behaviour in youth. Aliçia, who was a guest for the program’s coverage of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, is a youth mental health advocate who has emerged from her own experience of anxiety, depression and a suicide attempt at the age of 13 to become a voice against stigma. Visit the CBC Metro Morning website to listen to the full interview.
The John Howard Society’s Centre of Research, Policy & Program Development has released a report entitled, Reasonable Bail?, which outlines recommendations for change to Ontario’s bail system.
The Government of Ontario has appointed Mayo Moran, Dean of the University of Toronto law school, to lead a review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
- The release of Minds that Matter, a consultation report about human rights, addictions and mental health
- Focused work on human rights and housing
- Efforts to address competing human rights
- Ongoing activities to identify and eliminate discrimination on the basis of race
- And public education efforts including Working Together, a video about the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. The video is now required viewing for all Ontario Public Service Employees.
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.