With the release of new mental health data from Statistics Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association shared its reaction to the news with a number of media outlets.
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario and Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) applaud Statistics Canada for its effort to assess and explore whether the mental health care needs of Canadians are being met. However, both CMHA Ontario and AMHO have concerns about the data Statistics Canada released on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.
CMHA Ontario is pleased to announce a new online resource that will help community health organizations survive and thrive in the world of integration pressures and opportunities. Officially launched today, Integration Resources brings you up-to-date information on principles and practices that make or break integration initiatives. You can find research and case studies on the whole spectrum of integration, from informal coordination to mergers or amalgamations. All the relevant government directives related to integration, including federal statutes that guarantee linguistic and health care rights, are also included. To help you address the personal and organizational challenges of integration, the site also includes tools such as readiness surveys and checklists. We also welcome you to upload relevant and useful materials to Integration Resources so that others can learn from your experiences.
Mark Henick, a case manager from CMHA Toronto, earned the opportunity to share his story and views about suicide at the TEDxToronto Conference on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013.
As local and provincial media continue to discuss the role of police in crisis response and de-escalation for people with mental health issues, several CMHA branches have shared their experiences in working with local police to serve the greater community.
CMHA Ontario is funding a landmark research study by the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) that will examine the effects of stigma and discrimination on youth living with mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and depression.
Dietitians of Canada, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and the University of British Columbia are partnering on a national project to develop and prioritize research questions to improve nutrition practice in community mental health.
Jessica Cashmore, a crisis response worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch, is a shining example of what someone can achieve with a helping hand.
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.
CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville is calling on municipalities to prioritize workplace mental health.