Bell Lets Talk Day

Bell Let’s Talk Day, annual awareness campaign on mental health

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Ottawa – It’s Bell Let’s Talk Day, an annual awareness campaign that strives to shine a light on mental health in Canada. This year’s theme is “Let’s change this”, which underscores the ways in which we can all fight the stigma surrounding mental illness, shift attitudes, and encourage meaningful action to create positive change. As the pandemic continues to highlight the …

Telehealth

Telehealth proving effective in mental health

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London – According to a recent study, telemedicine mental health services can significantly help those in need and even lower suicide risks. The study’s principal investigator, Dr Mimi Winsberg of Brightside Health, offered her perspective on telehealth and mental health to Health News. “The study was large scale including participants of diverse geography and social demographics,” the outlet quoted her as …

Cree Nations

Trudeau offers Mental Health Services to James Smith Cree Nation

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Saskatchewan – The events described below are far-reaching and deeply impactful. If you need someone to talk to, the Hope for Wellness Helpline offers support to all Indigenous Peoples. Counsellors are available by phone or online chat. This service is available in English and French, and, upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Call the toll-free help line at 1-855-242-3310 …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Canada-wide network to support mental health, substance use services

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The Integrated Youth Services Network of Networks connects integrated youth service hubs across Canada to create a learning health system to improve health outcomes for youth Toronto – Research shows that 75% of mental illness begins before age 25. There is a need to make sure that young people have the mental health and substance use support they need, when …

Veterans Week 1

Investing in mental health of Canadian veterans

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Ottawa – As Veterans’ Week draws to a close, we reflect on the dedication, strength and courage of our Veterans, military, and public safety personnel, who risk their lives and sacrifice so much to keep Canadians safe. People in Canada from all walks of life have served in various international conflicts and wars. Earlier this week, we marked Indigenous Veterans …

opioid overdose crisis

1st meeting on Mental Health & Substance Use

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Ottawa – Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, issued the following statement to mark the inaugural meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible for mental health and substance use: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a detrimental impact on the mental health of Canadians and on the tragic opioids overdose crisis …

Carolyn Bennett

Supporting Women on Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day

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Ottawa – Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health said: “October marks Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. This is a special time to support the thousands of people across Canada who are mourning the loss of a baby as a result of an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or death in infancy. “Pregnancy or …

Canada reinforces health partnerships in Americas

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Ottawa – Helping people achieve their optimal health is a collective responsibility of all nations and we must leverage lessons learned and move forward with innovative, transformative and compassionate solutions to help reduce disparities at all levels. This past week, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, attended the 30th Pan American Sanitary Conference, a high-level event convened every five …

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre

Researchers in Mental Health Awarded Hilary M. Weston Scholarship

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Ontario – The Hilary M. Weston Scholarship is granted each year to two students enrolled in a full-time graduate level social work program at a publicly funded Ontario university. Applicants must have demonstrated interest in and commitment to mental health issues, as well as outstanding academic achievement. Each successful applicant will receive a one-time award of $7,500. 2022 Hilary M. …

Tiffin Street Supportive Housing Project

Creating Supportive Housing in Barrie

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Province supporting vulnerable populations at risk or experiencing homelessness Barrie — The Ontario government is providing more than $2.5 million to help create 14 units in Barrie to support people in need. The Tiffin Street Supportive Housing Project is located at 77 Tiffin Street in Barrie, Ontario. This multi-residential, three-story building, sponsored by the County of Simcoe, is currently under construction …