The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of many partners involved in Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). Meet the Faces of Mental Illness – men and women who have courageously shared their stories of illness and recovery to help raise awareness and end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
The Board of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division (CMHA Ontario) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Camille Quenneville as its incoming Chief Executive Officer.
On Tuesday, October 23 the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) in partnership with Public Health Ontario; the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health; and Algoma, Waterloo and Toronto Public Health Units are hosting the first-ever “eHealth Innovations in Public Health” event.
During Mental Illness Awareness Week (September 30 to October 6, 2012), Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) is hosting free “Open Minds Across Canada Mental Health Symposia 2012″ in cities across the country.
The Northeast Ontario Consumer/Survivor Network (NEON), a ten year old consumer/survivor initiative, has announced their name change to Lived Experience & Recovery Network (LERN).
The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) is hosting five panel sessions on topics related to chronic disease prevention. The sessions will feature current research and initiatives, discussions on critical issues and explore what action is still needed to address these matters.
Data from the World Health Organization indicate that approximately one million people worldwide die by suicide each year.
This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds.
For the 20th year, the “Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival” (RWMFF) will be held in Toronto, from November 9 to 17. Mental illness and addiction are again the focus, with a list of screenings already confirmed.
The Canadian Rural Health Research Society (CRHRS) 11th annual conference is being held in Lévis, Quebec on October 25 to 27, 2012. The title of the conference is “Rural and Remote Health Research: Creative Approaches.” The conference themes are Patient Advocacy, Innovation in Rural Health Research, Physical and Work Environments, First Nations, Metís, and Inuit Health, Rural and Remote Health Services Delivery, Health Professionals in Rural Locations, Knowledge Translation Strategies, Environmental and Social Impacts on Rural and Remote Health, Vulnerable Populations (e.g. Rural Senior’s and Children’s Health), Food Security, and Rural Communities and Health.
On September 19 – 20, 2012, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, the Adler School of Professional Psychology and its Institute on Social Exclusion will host professionals in government, the academy and philanthropy to discuss the ways in which cities impact the mental health outcomes of urban residents, share information about emerging tools, practices, and processes for ensuring that those impacts narrow mental health inequities, and promote positive mental health and well-being.