Toronto – Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario Division welcomes today’s report from the auditor general as it casts a spotlight on much needed enhancements required to help the tens of thousands of Ontarians living with a mental health or addictions issue.
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.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Ontario welcomes a revamped legislative proposal aimed at improving health and mental health care services in the province, although any new law must come with more checks and balances.
A recent study indicates that a high proportion of Americans have felt some level of stress throughout the recent United States presidential election.
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.
The Minister of Community Safety and Corrections (MCSCS) will appoint an independent advisor on corrections reform Jan. 1.