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April 9, 2015 Discussing treatment on EENet Connect

CCSA LogoThe Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse (CCSA) is very happy to collaborate with EENet to develop a new online space for people to discuss treatment for substance use and mental health concerns.

April 9, 2015 Canada’s low-risk alcohol drinking guidelines among post-secondary students

Students Binge Drinking Pie ChartIn 2013, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released Canada’s Low-Risk Alcohol Drinking Guidelines to help Canadians moderate their alcohol consumption and reduce their immediate and long-term alcohol-related harms.

April 9, 2015 Promoting mental health awareness and support for international students

CICMH Webinar Title SlideOn March 25, 2015, a webinar was held titled, “Speaking your language: Promoting mental health awareness and support for international students and those new to Canada.”

March 26, 2015 Parent Action on Drugs: Strengthening families for parents and youth

SFPY:  Strengthening Families for Parents and YouthHow do you convince a teenager to participate in a program with his or her parents? And how do you convince parents to participate in a skills-building program with their teenage children?

March 26, 2015 Understanding data: Where do the numbers on mental health and addictions numbers come from?

On March 18, 2015, the CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program hosted a webinar titled, “How Do We Measure Mental Health and Addictions at a Population Level?”Webinar Screenshot

March 26, 2015 The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study is here!

 You’ve probably heard – 1 in 5 Ontario children/youth have a mental health issue.

Is that number still true? We don’t know. That number came from the last Ontario Child Health Study, conducted in 1983. Thirty years ago the world was a very different place.

March 12, 2015 How are youth in Canada using e-cigarettes?

E-cigaretteE-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular due to the marketing of their health benefits over regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes are commonly marketed and sold over the Internet. This is an important factor to consider because youth generally spend more time online than older generations. Therefore, the potential impact on youth of the availability of e-cigarettes on the internet is worth examining.

March 12, 2015 How are colleges and universities helping students with eating disorders?

Webinar ScreenshotThe latest webinar in the “Ask the Experts” series looked at how to best support a student who may have an eating disorder.

February 26, 2015 How do we measure mental illness and addictions at a population level?

Rates of mental illness and addictions at a population level are always based on estimates. In Canada, different studies have shown that rate to be anywhere from 1 in 3 to 1 in 10. With Ontario’s population at 13.6 million, that is a big gap.

February 26, 2015 Linking sectors & data to improve mental health of individuals with developmental disabilities

HCARDD LogoH-CARDD is a research program whose primary goal is to enhance the overall health and well-being of people with developmental disabilities through improved health care policy and services.