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 …

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$3m to support mental wellness of young people

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Funding supports Kids Help Phone project to scale and adapt community-based programs. Toronto – While many people in Canada struggle with mental health challenges, some young people are at a greater risk of developing a mental illness due to racism, discrimination, cultural stigma surrounding mental health care, their living conditions and overall lack of access to quality support and services. …

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$1.2m in mental health support for essential workers

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Funding commitment will address PTSD and trauma in those most affected by COVID-19 Ottawa – As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must address the mental health challenges faced by frontline workers, and those they continue to face, especially for people working in long-term care (LTC) homes. Mental Illness Awareness Week gives us a chance to reduce stigma and …

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 …

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National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness wraps up in Toronto

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Hybrid summit brought together hundreds of participants to share best practices to support First Nations, Inuit, and Métis mental wellness Toronto – A first-of-its kind National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness was held September 23, 2022 in Toronto. This summit brought together First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, tribal councils, organizations and leaders, as well as front-line service providers, to share …

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National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness on Septe 23

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Ottawa – A National Summit on Indigenous Mental Wellness will take place in Toronto on Friday, September 23 at  The Westin Toronto Airport Hotel 950 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario  M9W 5N4. This summit will bring together Indigenous partners and front-line community experts to share and learn from the best mental health and wellness practices across the country. This summit aims …

Carolyn Bennett

Supporting Project to Prevent, Address Family Violence

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Sudbury – Family violence and gender-based violence are serious public health issues that are strongly linked to mental health concerns and can have long-lasting consequences for survivors and for those around them. These issues touch families in all parts of Canada, and include many different forms of physical, verbal and emotional abuse and neglect. The Government of Canada is committed …

Elisabeth Briere Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Mental Health

$4.7M to support new mental health research projects

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Montreal – It’s estimated that one in three people in Canada will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime. These illnesses have a devastating effect on people and their families. Recent scientific advances are improving our understanding of the underlying causes of serious mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia. This knowledge will guide the development of more effective treatments. …

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Investing in mental health, distress centres

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Distress centres are experiencing a surge in demand with the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health Montreal – Distress centres are life-saving resources in our communities, and have seen a surge in demand for crisis services since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, …

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Making HIV testing more accessible across Canada

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New investments in decentralized testing will support progress toward ending HIV as a public health concern by 2030. Montreal – We know that there are nearly 63,000 people currently living with HIV in Canada; of which 1 out of 10 individuals remain undiagnosed. Despite ongoing efforts to encourage testing, there remain systemic barriers to accessing HIV testing, including stigma and …