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January 12, 2012 Research Snapshot: Adolescent's knowledge of and stigma towards schizophrenia

For people living with mental illness, stigma can be a large barrier that prevents improvement in their lives. But little research has been done to understand how stigma emerges in youth.

December 15, 2011 EENet presents webinar featuring PEI's Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP)

EENet invites you to register for a FREE one-hour virtual knowledge exchange session via telephone and webinar to explore what PEI is doing to enhance its substance abuse treatment system.

December 15, 2011 Research Snapshot: Tobacco-related medical education is associated with improved confidence and practices of family physicians and pediatricians

Exposure to second-hand smoke from tobacco use can cause a number of negative health effects for children. This highlights the importance for physicians to advise parents who smoke about the health risks their children are exposed to, and to assist in efforts to reduce or quit smoking. Researchers in Ontario looked at how tobacco-related education influenced the extent to which physicians made such efforts.

November 17, 2011 Research Snapshot: How do we improve social inclusion for people with mental disabilities?

People with mental disabilities face stigma and discrimination in their daily lives. Promoting social inclusion is important in order to overcome the discrimination and social barriers that prevent marginalized groups from living a full and meaningful life.

November 17, 2011 Research Snapshot: Differences in health outcomes and behaviours for gay, bisexual and heterosexual men

Previous studies have suggested that gay and bisexual men may be at a higher risk for a variety of health problems, compared to heterosexual men.

November 17, 2011 Research Snapshot: How do we improve social inclusion for people with mental disabilities?

People with mental disabilities face stigma and discrimination in their daily lives. Promoting social inclusion is important in order to overcome the discrimination and social barriers that prevent marginalized groups from living a full and meaningful life.

October 20, 2011 DTFP Ontario Systems Projects launch event attended by over 100 stakeholders

On October 13 and 14, 2011 the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, with support from the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs, hosted the launch of the Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP), Ontario Systems Projects in Toronto. Read “Introducing Ontario’s Drug Treatment Funding Program” (Mental Health Notes, August 11, 2011), available at www.ontario.cmha.ca/mhn, to learn more about DTFP.

October 6, 2011 The Drug Treatment Funding Program Ontario Systems Projects are online!

In the August 11th issue of Mental Health Notes, we introduced Ontario’s Drug Treatment Funding Program (DTFP), a federal contribution program designed to support provinces and territories in their efforts to strengthen evidence-informed substance abuse treatment systems, and address critical gaps in substance abuse treatment services, particularly for at-risk youth.

September 22, 2011 Research Snapshot: High resilience could be protecting homeless youth from thinking about suicide

A number of studies have looked at the many domains of physical and mental health risk experienced by homeless youth, and the high rates of suicidal thoughts, suicide, deliberate self-harm and mortality associated with those risks. However, considering the extreme forms of adversity faced by homeless youth, it may be pertinent to ask why mortality rates in this population are not higher.

September 8, 2011 EENet and York University partner to make research accessible to wider audience

EENet has partnered with York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit (KMb), researchimpact.ca, to create Research Snapshots - brief, clear language summaries of research articles presented in a user-friendly format.