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October 4, 2012 Take note of EENote!

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) recently launched its first ever blog, EENote, which offers perspectives on mental health and addictions from around the network. There are already a number of engaging posts up. Read about how the moving personal family experiences of an EENet team member have informed her work in the mental health and addictions system. Discover UMIND, a web-based repository for promising practices and evidence-based approaches to children’s mental health. Find out more about how a community of interest blossomed—and how EENet has evolved in recent years.

October 4, 2012 Research Snapshot: HIV symptom distress linked to depression among HIV-positive immigrants

Depression affects at least one-third of HIV-positive adults. HIV-positive immigrants, however, may be at an even greater risk of developing depression because of additional stressors that are unique to their context.

September 20, 2012 Still time to register for upcoming webinar on youth substance use services

Funded by the Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP), the Youth Services System Review (YSSR) is carrying out a review of services that address substance use for youth (ages 12-24 years) across Ontario. YSSR’s new website invites anyone who has something to say about youth substance use services – especially youth – to speak their minds on what’s working, where the gaps are, and how the system could be improved.

September 20, 2012 Research Snapshot: Gap between Aboriginal and Western approaches to mental health persists

A gap still exists between Aboriginal and Western approaches to Aboriginal mental health—that’s one of the findings of a recent study. The research team, primarily from Saskatchewan, looked at past work on the treatment and healing of Aboriginal Peoples with mental health and substance-related issues. The researchers observed the Aboriginal tradition of storytelling to convey the importance of adopting holistic and culture-based treatment for Aboriginal clients.

September 6, 2012 Research Snapshot: One in four hospitalized for depression will be readmitted within 30 days

Some people who suffer from depression need hospitalization during the most severe phases of their illness. Once their condition improves and they leave the hospital, they are supposed to receive follow-up medical visits. Without follow-up care, these people are at risk of rehospitalisation for depression.

September 6, 2012 Is research working for you?

The Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (OFCMHAP) and Addictions Ontario (AO), in partnership with EENet, are pleased to announce the facilitation of a two-hour in-person session with a handful of mental health and addiction agencies across the province. The aim of this initiative is to help you systematically identify how research is being used in your organization, and what gaps exist that may prevent its optimal use.

September 6, 2012 Have your say on youth substance use services in upcoming webinar

Have you visited the Youth Services System Review’s (YSSR) new website yet? Funded by the Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP), YSSR is carrying out a review of services that address substance use for youth (ages 12-24) across Ontario. YSSR’s new site invites anyone who has something to say about youth substance use services – especially youth – to speak their minds on what’s working, where the gaps are, and how the system could be improved.

September 6, 2012 Research Snapshot: One in four hospitalized for depression will be readmitted within 30 days

Some people who suffer from depression need hospitalization during the most severe phases of their illness. Once their condition improves and they leave the hospital, they are supposed to receive follow-up medical visits. Without follow-up care, these people are at risk of rehospitalisation for depression.

August 2, 2012 Research Snapshot: How does extra funding affect service match and access to care?

Quality mental health care depends on matching the level of care provided to clients’ psychosocial needs. Previous studies have shown that fewer than half of people with mental disorders will seek treatment, leading to high levels of unmet need. In addition, of those who seek services, many will receive a level of care that’s less than what’s required.

August 2, 2012 A new era for EENet

uly 17 marked the launch of the new online home for Evidence Exchange Network (EENet). The site, www.eenet.ca, offers mental health and addictions (MHA) stakeholders a space to connect and a number of resources aimed at making the MHA system in Ontario more evidence-informed. Users can browse through EENet’s products and tools, search for a researcher, and even check out a new animated video!