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April 20, 2016 HQO: Levels of distress among caregivers have doubled in recent years

reality-caring-en-tDistress among unpaid caregivers is rapidly rising, according to a report released by Health Quality Ontario (HQO) this month.

April 19, 2016 StatsCan: The social determinants are significant to the mental health of off-reserve First Nations

A new Statistics Canada (StatsCan) study released this month shows that social determinants of health, specifically food security and housing, are significant factors for the mental health of First Nations living off-reserve.

April 18, 2016 City of Thunder Bay recognizes CMHA Thunder Bay Board Chair

Michael LewkinMichael Lewkin, Chair of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Thunder Bay Branch Board of Directors, has been presented a Citizens of Exceptional Achievement award in the Spirit of Thunder Bay category.

April 14, 2016 Strong police collaborations help people in crisis

Collaboration between police and community mental health agencies can benefit people in crisis as well as officers themselves. This was a key theme in a presentation from CMHA Ontario CEO Camille Quenneville at a recent two-day conference hosted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

April 14, 2016 Talk Today numbers continue to grow as second year wraps up

CMHA_TalkTodaylogo_standaloneBuoyed by the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), more than 800 athletes have now received suicide-awareness training through the CMHA’s Talk Today program.

April 8, 2016 CMHA calls for inquest into death of Andrew Loku

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Toronto branch, is calling for an inquest to be held into the shooting of Andrew Loku.

April 7, 2016 Join the green movement during mental health week

TrilliumCommunities across Ontario are encouraged to join what is becoming a large and growing green movement for Mental Health Week.

April 5, 2016 Caregivers need support for their own physical and mental health

LivingLifetotheFullNational Caregiver Day, April 5, is an important time to reflect and thank the caregivers in our lives – but also to raise awareness of the challenges they can face as a result of their caregiving role.

April 1, 2016 New Windsor transitional stability centre aims to improve mental health services

CMHA Windsor Essex is a key partner in a new plan to redefine mental health and addictions care in their community.

March 31, 2016 Report: More solitary confinement data is needed

The Globe and Mail uncovered that a lack of data exists in provincial and territorial jail, particularly pertaining to solitary confinement.