A recent report released by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that suicide rates for middle-aged Americans have increased dramatically over the past decade. Citing increases of 28 per cent overall, the increase is 32 per cent for women and 27 per cent for men between the years 1999 and 2010.
HC Link’s biannual conference, “Linking for Healthy Communities”, will bring together approximately 150 people working in a variety of settings and sectors across the province of Ontario to learn and share experiences and strategies for building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities. The theme of the 2013 conference is: Creating community change by engaging our communities, working in partnership, and fostering environments and conditions that support health.
Local events and activities planned in hundreds of CMHA community locations across the country
The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has been a champion for mental health since 1918 and has played an important role in improving people’s understanding of mental health and mental illness. CMHA introduced Mental Health Week (MHW) in 1951 to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada. MHW today offers people practical ways to maintain and improve their mental health and support their recovery from mental illness.
The Canadian Mental Health Association’s (CMHA) 62nd Annual Mental Health Week will run Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, 2013. It’s time to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. This year’s focus is on youth mental health.
Dietitians of Canada (DC), in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario (CMHA Ontario), and the University of British Columbia (UBC), is pleased to announce receipt of a one-year planning grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, effective March 1, 2013.
On May 1, 2013, Conservation Ontario launched the Healthy Hikes Challenge in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, David Suzuki Foundation, the Ontario Trails Council and others. The challenge invites Ontarians to spend time hiking in the province’s over 270 Conservation Areas and track their progress online for a chance to win great prizes.
Community settings will be the new venue for a suite of physical therapies for seniors and eligible patients with funding from the Government of Ontario. Physiotherapy, exercise and fall prevention classes will be available in long-term care homes and in communities across Ontario.
The Ontario government has made an additional investment in the community care sector of $260 million in 2013/2014 to reduce wait times for patients needing home care services. This funding will also assist in reaching a target for patients who require nursing services and those with complex needs to receive home care within five days of their Community Care Access Centre assessment.
As part of Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, the Ontario government is expanding the nursing scope of practice. This will help to provide patients with access to the right care, at the right time and in the right place.
Are you an individual with lived experience of mental illness? A caregiver, friend or family member of someone experiencing mental illness? The Enabling Minds project is working towards reducing barriers for people with mental health-related disabilities, so they can participate in physical activity programs offered by recreation and fitness organizations.