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May 10, 2016 Ontario gets loud about mental health

Niagara Falls in GreenOntarians came together to GET LOUD for Mental Health Week (May 2-8).

May 6, 2016 Kennedy makes impact at CMHA Kenora event

Sheldon Kennedy – and his powerful speech – was the featured attraction of an event hosted by CMHA Kenora for Mental Health Week.

May 6, 2016 Report highlights health care challenges in Ontario’s correctional institutions

Fractured-Care-Cover-v6A recent report from the John Howard Society of Ontario (JHSO) suggests the delivery of health care to people in correctional facilities should be integrated with the health care provided to people living in the community.

May 6, 2016 Life skills course for caregivers 55 and older available in Toronto

LivingLifetotheFullforwebCaregivers at least 55 years old in the Toronto area can now access a free eight-week course designed to provide skills and knowledge to cope with life’s challenges.

May 5, 2016 New CMHO report card raises concern about access to mental health care

CMHO 2016 report cardEmergency room visits, hospitalizations and treatment wait lists are on the rise for children and youth with potentially life-threatening mental illness, according to a new report from Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO).

May 5, 2016 Conservation Ontario launches Healthy Hikes challenge

Healthy HikesConservation Ontario, CMHA Ontario and other partners are encouraging Ontarians to boost their health by stepping into nature at any of Ontario’s nearly 300 Conservation Areas from May to October.

May 4, 2016 Parents, young people and care providers can benefit from resources

The Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI), specializes in trauma-informed mental health and developmental services for children and youth in Ontario age 0-18. This week they have launched a new series of podcasts to help parents, caregivers, children and youth and the professionals who help them.

May 4, 2016 Mental Health Week going strong

Mental Health Week is gaining traction through traditional media channels and via social media, too.

May 3, 2016 HQO: Poverty has a significant negative impact on the health and mental health of Ontarians

health-equity-report-en-tThe latest Health Quality Ontario report, Income and Health: Opportunities to achieve health equity in Ontario, finds that the poorer you are in Ontario, the more likely you are to face health risks and worse health outcomes, and the less likely you are to get quality health care.

May 3, 2016 Last of CMHA Ontario’s popular refugee mental health webinar series still to come

The final webinar in CMHA Ontario’s popular four-part series, Enhancing Our Capacity to Support Refugees, is scheduled for May 12.