A message from Chiachen Cheng, Child & Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist, Medical Director, First Place Clinic & Resource Centre – CMHA Thunder Bay:
In any given week, more than half a million Canadians will be absent from work because they’re struggling with their mental health. Seventy per cent of disability costs are related to mental illness. By the year 2020, depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide.
Bell announced Monday that its national mental health initiative is being extended for another five years, upping financial support to $100 million by the end of 2020.
The government of Alberta is not renewing the contract for the province’s chief addiction and mental health officer, the Edmonton Journal reports.
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario welcomed the recent announcement by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to defer implementation of the Employment Related Benefit until further consultation with recipients and stakeholders.
A new series by the Woodstock Sentinel Review examines the role that the media plays in the stigma surrounding suicide and mental health issues.
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) Sudbury/Manitoulin branch has extended its hours into the evening as part of a pilot project.
A new report by the Partnership Council on Employment Opportunities urges the Ontario government to eliminate policy barriers and allow more people with disabilities to permanently enter the workforce.
As many post-secondary youth embark on a new school year, Ontario has announced a number of new programs and improvements to help students with the costs of their education and career goals.