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June 5, 2014 CMHA Ontario presents at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario conference

Mental health-related wait times and emergency department (ED) use were topics that CMHA Ontario addressed during two presentations at Addictions and Mental Health Ontario’s annual conference which took place from May 25-27, 2014.

June 5, 2014 CMHA Ontario, partners highlight innovative practice to help racialized individuals with mental health issues

For individuals who are doubly marginalized as racialized individuals and individuals with mental health issues, increasing access to quality primary care plays a significant role in improving health outcomes and reducing visits to the emergency department.

June 5, 2014 A strong show of support for mental health, addictions services in Niagara, Ontario

Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter. Link will open in a new window

CMHA Niagara and more than 65 other organizations committed to mental health services and mental wellness promotion have created the Niagara Mental Health and Addictions Charter, a first for the region and possibly for Ontario.

June 5, 2014 CMHA Blogs: One Room, Many Voices, One Conversation

qualaxiaIn our second blog for Qualaxia, a national mental health network, CMHA Ontario shares its experience of working collaboratively to build a community of interest that would improve mental health policy, planning and service delivery.

 

May 22, 2014 CMHA Ontario starts dialogue about equity and mental health

equityandmentalhealthbanner_finalEquity issues have a significant and often negative impact on the people, communities and health care system of Ontario. Consider that:

  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers.
  • People with mental health issues face discrimination in employment, housing and many other essential and health-promoting areas of life.
  • Northern Ontarians face the highest rates of depression, hospitalization and medication use, but have access to less comprehensive, available and accessible mental health services and supports.
May 22, 2014 Are You Good2Talk?

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health– a partnership project involving Colleges Ontariothe Council of Ontario Universitiesthe Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliancethe College Student Alliance and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division – is offering a webinar on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. with Good2Talk.

May 22, 2014 May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Windsor, Ontario

The Mayor of Windsor, Eddie Francis, recently proclaimed that May will be recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month across the southwestern Ontario city of about 200,000 people.

In the proclamation, the City of Windsor recognizes that mental health disability is an enormous business and economic issue, costing Canadians billions of dollars annually due to lost productivity.

May 22, 2014 CMHA at the Memorial Cup

Canadian junior hockey’s most celebrated tournament, the Memorial Cup, is taking place in London, Ontario and CMHA is there to spread the news about mental health.

May 22, 2014 Rescheduled: Using HEIA in Community Mental Health Webinar

The Using Health Equity Impact Assessments in Community Mental Health webinar will be rescheduled for a later date. Unfortunately, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care was not available to present on May 21, 2014.  Once the webinar has been rescheduled, registration will reopen.  Previously registered and waitlist participants will be given the first chance to register.

The webinar organizers sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Sheela Subramanian, Policy Analyst, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario at ssubramanian@ontario.cmha.ca or (416) 977-5580 x4157.

May 22, 2014 Get physically active for your mental health; register for Healthy Hikes

Ontario ForestFor the second straight year, Healthy Hikes is back to help Ontarians maintain and improve their mental health with a dose of fresh air and green space.