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Toronto hospital launching project for youth mental health services

June 19, 2014

TORONTO – She searched the continent for help for her daughter suffering from anorexia nervosa and bulimia, but mom Jacqui wasn’t having any luck. There were “incredible” wait times of up to 10 months just for initial meetings with specialists, long distances to travel too, and fees that would force Jacqui’s family to remortgage their home....

New Human Rights Policy Examines Mental Health Disabilities and Addictions

June 17, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, OHRC Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall will release the Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions. The Policy offers guidance on how to assess, handle and resolve human rights matters related to mental health and/or addictions. Click here for the full story

Patricia O'Connor Receives Canadian College of Health Leaders Nursing Leadership Award

June 17, 2014

“Ms. O’Connor has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to quality improvement,” saidMaureen O’Neil, President of CFHI, which nominated Ms. O’Connor for the award. “Through her continued involvement with CFHI’s work to engage patient and families in improving health care for Canadians, she is helping organizations across the country deliver better patient care.” Click here...

CAMH launches mobile app to help people reduce or quit drinking

June 17, 2014

Excessive alcohol consumption is a major public health concern, leading to over 200 diseases and injuries. In May 2014, the World Health Organization released a report that showed Canadians drink more than the global average, with 23 per cent of drinkers engaging in binge drinking. Click here for the full article

Ontario university students competing in COU's annual IDeA awards

June 17, 2014

This contest has the potential to remove barriers for all people with disabilities.  Click here for the full story

Call for Abstracts

June 17, 2014

The CMHA Conference Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the “Strengthening Our Collective Voice” Conference in Calgary on October 22nd-24th, 2014.   Unfortunately the submission deadline was May 30th, 2014. However, the conference in Calgary still has spots available! CMHA 2014 Conference, Calgary, ON, October 22nd-24th, 2014, Calgary

June 17, 2014

CSP developed resource toolkits specifically highlighting certain populations. The toolkits contain statistics, warning signs, risk factors, protective factors, links, programs, and more. This resource is suitable for the general population. Click here to download the resource toolkits 

The Canadian Psychological Association releases new report on the effectiveness of psychological treatments.

June 17, 2014

The Canadian Psychological Association releases new report on the effectiveness of psychological treatments. Click here to read the full report Click here to read the report “The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments”

Action Needed on Psychiatric Wait Times Say Psychiatrists

June 17, 2014

The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is disappointed that the Wait Time Alliance Report released today highlights that, for the sixth consecutive year, no progress has been made in publicly releasing wait times for psychiatric care. Although tracking wait times in health is a provincial responsibility, the federal government, through the Mental Health Commission of Canada...

ACCESS Canada: The Douglas Institute at the heart of the future in youth care

June 17, 2014

Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University announced that Dr. Ashok Malla and his team will be leading the ACCESS Canada project, a major Canada-wide, five year and $ 25 M initiative jointly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF).  Click here for the entire article
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