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Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:36

 

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is off to a good start in 2018, as they learn of a $100 million dollars donation from an anonymous donour. CAMH states the funds will be invested in research to help mental health care transformation. It is estimated that 20% (1 in 5) of the...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 08:53

Mental Health disease burden in Canada’s most populous province is 1.5 times that of cancer and heart disease and seven times that of infectious disease yet Ontario invested $500 million over a 10-year period for mental health compared to $16 billion in other areas of health. More information at...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 14:31

 

I found this interesting article on important strategies to improve mental health. Click on the link below. Meditation and express kindness towards others are two of my favourites especially the latter.

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Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:08

The Movember Foundation was founded 11 years ago in Australia and now in 21 countries. It adds men’s mental health to its focus on prostate and testicular cancer. A “Man-Up Against Suicide” exhibit will soon go on tour. The $12-million Canadian campaign is an effort to strengthen men’s mental...

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 15:59

 

Stigma is a huge barrier to early help-seeking behaviour with emotional problems. It is important to start early, to educate children about mental health and mental illness, and to assimilate concepts of mental health and mental illness early and repetitively. If we teach our children...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 10:33

 

Yes, studies are showing that people who are optimistic feel they can cope better, as long as they are realistic. Research also supports that they are more successful in business, and seem to live longer.

 

Can you train your brain to be an optimist...

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:41

 

More than ever the tragic death by suicide of Robin William reminds us that if we are not mentally healthy, it is difficult to enjoy life.

 

So how do we achieve, and maintain good mental health? The first step is to explore and practice good self-care.  We need to...

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 13:31

 

Six-time Olympic cycling and speed-skating medalist Clara Hughes openly talks about battling deep depression. She currently is on a Cross-Canada journey,  “Mental Health Bike Ride”,  for Bell Let's Talk,  advocating that help is available and recovery...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 13:59

 

School staff training workshops on mental health will be provided on site upon request. Training can be tailored to specific group needs and generally includes:

 

•  Understand why it is important to talk about mental health in schools

•  Awareness of mental health...

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 05:28

Healthy Mind Healthy Body Second Edition now available in English and French. Additional lessons and activities have been added based on feedback from teachers and school personnel.  

 

Teachers can choose the...

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