After 20 years of service, leadership and dedication, Anita Webb has retired as CMHA Kenora’s executive director.
CMHA Waterloo-Wellington-Dufferin (WWD) has shovels in the ground and begun building its new home in downtown Guelph to better serve its clients.
Several individuals experiencing mental health issues had no choice but to sleep on the floor at a London, Ontario hospital while patients with physical illness were admitted into rooms with beds before them, according to an article in the London Free Press.
Every year, CMHA hosts Mental Health Week, an initiative that offers people practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness. This year’s Mental Health Week will be held from May 5-11, with a special focus on increasing awareness of women’s mental health by providing information, tips and resources to address women’s mental health issues.
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) unveiled its new website this week, which is designed to help campus mental health practitioners in Ontario to support the needs and promote the mental health of college and university students.
In February 2014, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a report titled “Police Use of Force and Mental Health.” The report was issued in the wake of the jury recommendations in the coroner’s inquest into the deaths of Reyal Jardine-Douglas, Sylvia Klibingaitis, and Michael Eligon. All three were fatally shot by police officers. OHRC took part in the inquest and its report outlines the relevant human rights principles, issues and recommendations relevant to cases involving use of force and individuals with mental health issues.
There has been a lot of activity about the issue of police mental health records since the case of Ellen Richardson, a Canadian who was stopped at the U.S. border because of her mental health history, made headlines in late 2013.
A new mental health organization now offers people across London and surrounding areas a single point of access to find mental health services and support.
A new CMHA Ontario initiative is offering resources and support for mental health organizations to create an innovative new program.
An upcoming free presentation hosted by the International Initiative for Mental Health Leaders in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and CMHA Ontario, will examine how physical activity can improve the health and longevity of people experiencing mental illness.