Anti-stigma projects are demonstrating promising practices that could be replicated in many communities across Canada, according to preliminary evaluation findings in a Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) interim report.
In early November, after completing an 18-month customized treatment program, 44-year-old Shane Barratt made history by becoming the first graduate of Winnipeg’s Mental Health Court.
It’s that time of year again: Movember. The campaign kicked off Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 and is educating people worldwide about men’s health. What many people may not realize is that Movember also focuses on men’s mental health as well.
Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs) such as Tasers are 2.7 times more likely to be discharged during a mental health emergency than during a criminal arrest, likely placing individuals experiencing mental health issues at greater risk of injury or death compared to the general population, states a report from the Council of Canadian Academies.
In the Oct. 10, 2013 issue of Mental Health Notes, we told you about the Caledon Institute of Social Policy’s Data Rescue campaign to raise money to collect information about welfare incomes in Canada. We’re pleased to report the institute has exceeded its goal of raising $20,000.
Ontario hosted the annual meeting of provincial and territorial health and wellness ministers this month, with the group addressing mental health in Canada in its final communique.
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy, a Canadian social policy think tank, is nearing its crowdfunding goal of raising $20,000 to continue to collect data once gathered by the National Council on Welfare (NCW). As of Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, the Caledon Institute has raised more than $17,000.
CMHA Ontario supports the view that provinces and territories are co-owners of a national healthcare system, with a shared responsibility to meet the needs of Canadians, as outlined in the Health Council of Canada’s new report on health care reform.