Mental Health

Smoother transitions for patients living with mental illness
Smoother transitions for patients living with
mental illness

“We have a rapport. That’s what makes it work,” says Richard Merrick about the therapeutic relationship he has with TBRHSC Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice) Maria Jones. Richard Merrick knows how challenging it can be to make the transition from hospital ...

Posted: October 29, 2014|Featured, Mental Health, Patient Care|0 comments

New guidelines for mental health disorders in pregnant and postpartum women
New guidelines for mental health disorders in pregnant
and postpartum women

As many as one in five women in BC will experience a mental health disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Such disorders affect all aspects of a woman’s life, as well as that of her baby and family. If ...

Posted: October 23, 2014|Health Care Policy, Mental Health|0 comments

Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November
Long-awaited new mental health care facility opens
in November

Dignity after decades – a new era begins London’s long-awaited new mental health care facility opens in November St. Joseph’s new Mental Health Care Building, located on the grounds of what will soon be known as the Parkwood Institute, has ...


A new way to help clients with depression and alcohol use
A new way to help clients with depression and alcohol use

James* has been through periods of depression on and off for many years. He’d sought help through a number of agencies, including CAMH. In addition, James struggles with alcohol use as well as opiate substances. He was willing and ready ...

Posted: October 12, 2014|Addictions and Drugs, Mental Health|1 comment

Developing mental health services for children and teens a priority
Developing mental health services for children and teens
a priority

Tyler* Tyler lived in a dream world. It was a place filled with terror, suspicion, paranoia and voices. The voices told him of the conspiracy only he was to know about and his super powers protected him from danger. He had the ...


Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare
Breaking down barriers to mental healthcare

An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will receive treatment. An estimated 1.2 million Canadian children and youth are affected by mental illness—yet less than 20 per cent will ...


Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in Canadian soldiers
Research may lead to faster diagnosis of PTSD in
Canadian soldiers

Dr. Elizabeth Pang (left) and Dr. Margot Taylor with the MEG machine. In hopes of better understanding the growing issue of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) among soldiers, the Canadian Armed Forces approached researchers at ...

Posted: September 15, 2014|Featured, Mental Health, Research|0 comments

New website for seniors struggling with depression
New website for seniors struggling with depression

Dr. Robert Madan led the development of a new website on seniors’ mental health with the support of Evelyn Burns-Weinrib who has experienced late-life depression and is an advocate on the issue. Baycrest Health Sciences has launched a mental health ...


Electronic mental health record transforms care
Electronic mental health record transforms care

When treating patients requiring mental healthcare, caregivers need compassion, understanding and quick, complete and accurate access to previous treatment and health records.“Time is of the essence,” says Thomas Jones, Manager of the Mental Health Program at Mackenzie Health. He knows ...


Mental health educational resources designed for frontline staff
Mental health educational resources designed for
frontline staff

Psychotherapy Essentials to Go contributors, (front row, L to R) Wayne Skinner, Dr. Mark Fefergrad, Carolynne Cooper (back row, L to R) Shelley McMain, Drs. Priya Watson, Paula Ravitz and Bob Maunder. A first-of-its-kind, five-part multimedia book series created by ...


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