A new report notes that child homelessness must not be seen in isolation of family homelessness, as homeless children are often connected with a parent or other caregiver. It is important to understand the experiences of the adult caregivers in these children’s lives, as addictions, mental and physical health issues, poverty, intimate partner violence and other challenges play a significant role for many of the families experiencing homelessness.
A comprehensive study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine presents the prevalence of problematic alcohol use and mental health issues in the legal profession.
CMHA Peel and the Caledon detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the expansion of the 24.7 Crisis Support Peel Team into Caledon, Ont., on Feb. 17.
A recent story out of London, England reported police officers’ frustration in finding an appropriate and secure mental health facility for a man in the midst of a mental health crisis.
Last week, CMHA’s acting national CEO, Andrew Jones, and CMHA Toronto’s Executive Director, Steve Lurie, met with the federal Minister of Health, Dr. Jane Philpott.
Ontario recently announced that it will begin public consultations across the province to help develop the Strategy for a Safer Ontario, a new framework which aims to promote a collaborative approach to community safety and well-being.
A Sudbury police officer recognized a woman was having a mental health crisis and de-escalated the situation using CMHA-approved techniques.
More than three million Canadians reported that they did not receive health care when they felt it was needed, according to a new fact sheet released by StatsCan.
The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) has announced major changes to the medical review process for people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.
The province is seeking feedback to measure how the mental health and addictions system is performing and understand areas of improvement.