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 …

Jean Yves Duclos Carolyn Bennett

Canadian Intensive Care Week – Oct 23-29

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Ottawa – This Canadian Intensive Care Week, we would like to thank and recognize intensive care teams across the country for everything they do to help Canadians in critical moments. Each year, over 100,000 Canadians receive life-saving care in intensive units. While facing unprecedented pressures and dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, health professionals in intensive care have contributed and …

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement on Mental Health Week: “Today, we mark the beginning of Mental Health Week. This week is a time for Canadians to come together to speak openly about mental health, listen with empathy to the stories of others, and support those who are struggling. “Mental health challenges affect many of us, …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Investing in mental health and distress centres

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Distress centres are experiencing a surge in demand with the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health Toronto – Distress centres are life-saving resources in our communities which have seen a surge in demand for their crisis services since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced an investment …

Public Health Agency of Canada

PHAC continues to monitor Covid-19 epidemiological indicators

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Ottawa – The pandemic continues to create stress and anxiety for many Canadians, particularly those who do not have ready access to their regular support networks. Through the Wellness Together Canada online portal, people of all ages across the country can access immediate, free and confidential mental health and substance use supports, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PocketWell, a …