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November 20, 2014 How do we improve mental health services for young people?

EENet Research SnapshotAdolescents have the highest risk for developing mental illness than any other age group, but are also the least likely to seek out help for mental health problems. But few studies have tried to understand the reasons for this lack of engagement and whether this type of service redesign would make a difference.

November 20, 2014 How are racialized populations in Ontario with mental health or addictions issues using the emergency department?

Emergency Department ImageIndividuals who belong to racialized groups who seek out services for mental health or addiction issues experience marginalization both for their mental health or addiction issues as well as for their race. For these individuals, use of the emergency department (ED) increases when there are big life changes, such as to their housing or employment. Although some make these ED visits by choice, others do not, for example when they are brought in by service providers or the police.

November 20, 2014 Value-based partnerships – when to keep it or kick it

Value Based Partnership WebinarPartnerships are increasingly becoming a cornerstone of organizational values, strategic priorities, and eligibility for funding and grants. Yet many organizations don’t have a partnership strategy. Leaders continue to invest resources without knowing the exact purpose or the expected returns.

November 6, 2014 Providing care for mental health and addictions in the community

The Four Villages Community Health Centre (CHC) offers primary care services in the west end of Toronto, with programs that include treatment, disease prevention, health promotion, and capacity building. It also provides psychiatric consultations as part of its shared care initiative with St. Joseph’s Health Centre and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

November 6, 2014 Cannabis policy framework

Cannabis is one of the most popular recreational drugs of Canadians, along with alcohol and tobacco. Like those drugs, cannabis is associated with a variety of health harms. But prohibition hasn’t reduced its use or lessened its harms but has, instead, worsened the health harms and created costly social ones.

November 6, 2014 Value-based partnerships – when to keep it or kick it

Partnerships are increasingly becoming a cornerstone of organizational values, strategic priorities, and eligibility for funding and grants. Yet many organizations don’t have a partnership strategy. Leaders continue to invest resources without knowing the exact purpose or the expected returns.

October 23, 2014 Exploring stigma, discrimination, and recovery-based perspectives

Stigma and discrimination can take place anywhere. When it occurs in a health care setting, it can act as a barrier to high-quality care for people living with mental illness and substance use problems. This makes it an urgent and complex public health issue.

October 23, 2014 Best practice guidelines for mental health promotion programs: children and youth

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Heath’s Health Promotion Resource Centre hosted a webinar to launch an updated version of the Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Children and Youth.

October 23, 2014 Student peers help each other stay well at McMaster

Mad-Pride-Hamilton-247x300Post-secondary life can be overwhelming, but students are often unaware of how to access help when they have mental health problems. Sometimes, they’re unable to get professional services in a timely way due to long wait lists or restrictions on the number of counseling sessions available to them.

October 9, 2014 Implementing stakeholder-informed research

Collaboration between researchers and stakeholders is critical to creating a bridge between research and health system change. While models of collaboration vary, meaningful stakeholder involvement over time can help ensure that research is relevant to knowledge users.