The Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) Schizophrenia Division is looking for families to participate in a survey that tests the usefulness of a family-centred approach when dealing with the cognitive impacts of schizophrenia.
Family caregivers – those who care for adult family members living with mental illness – who receive the support they need can make a big difference in the life of their ill relative. Adequate support can help alleviate some of the stressors that often come with caring for an ill adult relative. When such supports are not there, it can jeopardize both their capacity to provide care and the caregivers own health and well-being. The unpaid care and support they provide is a major contribution to the health and social service system, and would cost considerably if it had to be replaced with paid formal services.
National and provincial partners, including employment service providers and various policy think tanks, have launched www.lmaworks.com, a new website to provide an open and collective voice for organizations developing, delivering and interested in the continuation of effective labour market agreement (LMA) programs.
The government in Nova Scotia has committed to improving adolescent mental health and addictions services in the province, following the release of a report reviewing child and youth mental health and addictions services in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Health ministers from G8 countries are vowing to find a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025.
The holidays can be a difficult time for people affected by mental health issues, but they are also a time of tremendous compassion, kindness, and optimism. CMHA Ontario is pleased to provide you with a special, stress-free way of giving while at the same time supporting mental health during the holiday season. Making a holiday tribute gift acknowledges your family members, friends and customers during the festive season in a caring way.
THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX: Mental Health Accessibility Project is promoting innovation in mental health accessibility and disability accommodation in Ontario by identifying and sharing promising practices and success stories on an online resource.
CMHA Ontario was among more than three dozen participants from many sectors across the province to share knowledge about comprehensive approaches to community safety during a special forum hosted by the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO).
Last week the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest hosted a sold-out forum titled, Realizing the Potential of HEIA: Lessons Learned. The event brought together HEIA experts and users from across and beyond the health system.
Last week at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, Ellen Richardson was told that she couldn’t enter the United States because she was hospitalized for clinical depression in 2012 and would require a medical evaluation. This medical evaluation would need to be done by 1 of 3 physicians approved by U.S. officials and not Ellen’s regular psychiatrist.