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October 9, 2014 CMHA Ontario and the OHL team-up to promote suicide awareness, mental health of young athletes

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of Talk Today, an exciting new partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

October 9, 2014 Talk Today announcement makes news

Talk Today, the new mental health and suicide awareness program launched by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) has generated significant social media buzz and received national and province-wide media exposure, helping both organizations spread the news about the importance of mental health and elimination of stigma and discrimination.

October 9, 2014 CMHA Ontario’s Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project off to a great start

With the first webinar training as well as the first workshop in Thunder Bay under its belt, the Working with Children and Youth with Complex Mental Health Needs Project is out of the gate.

October 9, 2014 CMHA Ontario co-hosts Twitter chat on alternative treatments for depression

On Friday October 3, 2014, CMHA Ontario, Mobilizing Minds and mindyourmind teamed up to host a Twitter discussion on alternative treatments for depression to kick off Mental Illness Awareness Week, happening October 5-11, 2014.

October 9, 2014 CMHA Ontario participates in Law Commission of Ontario focus group

The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) is hosting 32 focus groups to inform its project on reforming the Health Care Consent Act and Substitute Decisions Act. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario participated in their most recent focus group to discuss legal capacity, decision-making and guardianship. The LCO is concentrating on the following aspects of this issue:

October 9, 2014 CMHA Ontario’s Mark Henick raising awareness during Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)

Mark Henick is Program Manager for Mental Health Works at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario. He is also a mental health advocate and counselor; helping others conquer stigma and systemic barriers. This year, Henick has been chosen as one of five of Faces of Mental Illness by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH).

October 9, 2014 Across Boundaries Annual General Meeting

Critical responses to violence and policing in mental health were the topics presented by guest speakers Anthony Morgan and Shane Martinez during the Across Boundaries Annual General Meeting in Toronto on September 29, 2014.

September 25, 2014 CMHA Ontario sparks dialogue about mental health resources available on and off campus

Mental Health NewsCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is featured in Mediaplanet’s latest edition of Mental Health, a print and online publication that appeared in Metro newspapers in Toronto and Ottawa on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

September 25, 2014 Report explores how, why and when racialized groups in Ontario use hospital EDs for mental health and addictions

A new report explores how racialized populations in Ontario use emergency departments (ED) when it comes to mental health and/or addictions-related issues.

September 25, 2014 CMHA Blogs for Qualaxia: Listening to Lived Experience

In her most recent blog for Qualaxia, a national mental health network, CMHA Ontario policy analyst Sheela Subramanian writes about the value of listening to people with lived experience of mental health issues when tackling complex policy problems.  The blog explores how lived experience enhanced the work of one partnership.