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December 1, 2016 Ending homelessness among people with a mental illness: a sustainable approach

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.

November 29, 2016 GivingTuesday offers opportunity to help

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.

November 16, 2016 New StatsCan report reveals realities of hidden homelessness

statscanA 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.

November 16, 2016 CMHA Ontario working to help shape the National Housing Strategy

Fronted by the Wellesley Institute, CMHA Ontario assisted with seven recommendations in a submission designed to improve to the federal government’s National Housing Strategy.

November 16, 2016 CMHA Ontario attends the national opioid summit in Ottawa

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.

November 14, 2016 CMHA Ontario marks National Addictions Awareness Week

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).

November 10, 2016 MOBYSS extends its reach after health minister’s visit

dsc05905Federal 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.

November 7, 2016 Youth flock to Ontario’s only mobile health/mental health clinic; Health Minister Jane Philpott tours MOBYSS today

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.

October 19, 2016 CMHA Ontario pleased mental health on feds' agenda

CMHA Ontario lauds the efforts of federal health minister Jane Philpott for wanting to put a focus on mental health.

October 11, 2016 World Mental Health Day encourages psychological support

wmhd-web-bannerOn Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, CMHA Ontario joined international mental health organizations to celebrate World Mental Health Day.