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October 9, 2014 October 10, 2014 is World Mental Health Day

Mental health has far reaching effects and touches virtually every one in some way.

To help raise awareness of mental health issues, the World Health Organization observes World Mental Health Day every year on October 10.

October 6, 2014 CMHA Ontario and the OHL team-up to promote suicide awareness, mental health of young athletes

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of Talk Today, an exciting new partnership with the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

Talk Today has been designed for the OHL and is aimed at raising awareness about suicide and promoting the mental health of young athletes. The strength of the program lies within the network of 31 CMHA branches across the province.

September 25, 2014 CMHA Ontario sparks dialogue about mental health resources available on and off campus

Mental Health NewsCanadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario is featured in Mediaplanet’s latest edition of Mental Health, a print and online publication that appeared in Metro newspapers in Toronto and Ottawa on Tuesday, September 23, 2014.

September 25, 2014 Report explores how, why and when racialized groups in Ontario use hospital EDs for mental health and addictions

A new report explores how racialized populations in Ontario use emergency departments (ED) when it comes to mental health and/or addictions-related issues.

September 25, 2014 CMHA Blogs for Qualaxia: Listening to Lived Experience

In her most recent blog for Qualaxia, a national mental health network, CMHA Ontario policy analyst Sheela Subramanian writes about the value of listening to people with lived experience of mental health issues when tackling complex policy problems.  The blog explores how lived experience enhanced the work of one partnership.

September 25, 2014 CMHA Sudbury-Manitoulin celebrates 30 years

The Canadian Mental Health Association Sudbury-Manitoulin Branch has a big reason to celebrate this year. Tuesday September 9, 2014 marked the organization’s 30th year serving individuals and their families in Districts of Sudbury and Manitoulin.

September 25, 2014 Ending homelessness: A long-term goal of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

Realizing our Potential ImageAs long-time advocates for increases to supportive housing, CMHA Ontario is pleased to see improved housing and ending homelessness as central long-term goals of Ontario’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy, Realizing Our Potential.

September 25, 2014 New report on housing wait lists paints a stark picture for Ontario

Housing Waiting List - Infograpahic 1The numbers are in. According to the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association’s (ONPHA) latest report, the province needs 68 per cent more social housing units. This is the increase that would be required to house all of the Ontario households currently waiting for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units. This is a 4.2 per cent increase over last year.

 

September 25, 2014 CMHA Ontario’s support for post-secondary students aligns with provincial directions

Student Mental HealthAs post-secondary students get into the swing of classes and extracurricular activities, academic, financial and personal challenges can contribute to significant stress, anxiety and depression. A few students may even contemplate suicide, which is the second most common cause of death for individuals aged 18 to 24.

September 25, 2014 Illicit drug use and problem gambling: The evidence on these co-addictions

Problem gambling and substance use disorders are serious public health concerns. The link between the two hasn’t been well studied, and most of the information has been on individuals who received treatment.