Having access to and being able to retain housing, especially housing with supports, is a key determinant of mental health. Unfortunately, that is not the experience of many people living with mental health conditions across Canada.
This has been a challenging year. For some Ontarians, issues like a lack of housing, proper income, education and other social determinants of health continue to be of daily concern, all of which can contribute to depression and anxiety. World events also contribute to these daily stressors. It can feel like a giant hole being dug for no reason at all. But there is hope.
A new Statistics Canada study reveals roughly 2.3 million Canadians 15 and older have had to temporarily live with family, friends, in their car or somewhere else because they had nowhere else to live.
The growing number of deaths due to opioids is a national concern. A summit on the Canadian opioid crisis will bring together concerned experts and organizations in Ottawa on Nov. 18.
From Nov. 13 to 19, CMHA Ontario will join with the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery organizations across the country to mark National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW).
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott praised the concept and implementation of the province’s only mobile health clinic for young people during a Nov. 7 visit in Stouffville.
Stouffville, ON – Since hitting the streets 18 months ago, Ontario’s first and only mobile health clinic for young people has saved at least three lives and is proving how desperately young people want access to mental health supports.
CMHA Ontario lauds the efforts of federal health minister Jane Philpott for wanting to put a focus on mental health.
On Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, CMHA Ontario joined international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day.