Unlocking the door to better housing for people with
A view of the kitchen in the newly renovated Moonlight Avenue residence. You wouldn’t know it driving down residential Moonlight Avenue, in Sudbury, Ontario, that there are people living in a group home setting with mental illness. This recovery housing ...
App helps youth tap into effective strategies to
The Mindshift app is free and easy-to-use – it’s designed to help young people cope with feelings of anxiety and is the result of BC Mental Health & Addiction Services and Anxiety BC. It’s that time of year when many ...
Outpatient treatment key to addiction recovery
Since her early teens, Felicia* used alcohol to cope with her anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood abuse. At 28, the single mother was admitted to North York General (NYGH) after a suicide attempt involving prescription drugs and alcohol. As ...
Making the link between mind and body health
The new hospital at the West 5th Campus of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton will bridge medical and mental healthcare to break down barriers, improve access and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. “The facts show that good mental health ...
National report paves the way for improved access to
A Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led study of a cross-section of youth services across Canada has found that two in five young people receiving services are experiencing significant concurrent mental health and substance use problems. The project ...
Families find support navigating the mental health system
The new Family Resource Centre at Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences will provide families a space to help other families through programs that foster family-to-family networking and support. Sometimes it’s not just patients who need help to understand the ...
Skill building program for people who care for family
members with dementia
Heather, who cares for two parents with dementia, together with Dr. Joel Sadavoy at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai Hospital was recently awarded a five-year, $2.84 million grant from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program to develop a ...
Measurement and teamwork matter – wait times drop for
mental health services
If you don’t track it as a team, you don’t know what could be done better for patients. That’s what staff and psychiatrists learned in mental health outpatient services at Rouge Valley Centenary. Prior to getting coordinated numbers, and reviewing wait times ...
Easing the transition from an adolescent day hospital
program to high school
A.T.L.A.S Program team members gather at the Cornell Community Centre and Library to discuss the fall 2013 program start Imagine you are a 16 year old student struggling with mental illness – the thought of going to school every morning ...
Treating Schizophrenia: What’s the evidence?
Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that requires lifelong treatment. Symptoms can be highly disruptive to a patient’s life and include hallucinations, delusions, cognitive impairment, disorganized thoughts, social withdrawal, and lack of motivation. The worldwide prevalence of schizophrenia is 0.5 ...
In healthcare, there are many kinds of emergencies — but not all are medical in nature. The emergency may be the urgent need […]Read more →
One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
When blood donors roll up their sleeves to give, they do so with trust in our commitment to put their donation to the […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
One in every eight deaths among young adults is related to opioid overdose The misuse and abuse of opioids — strong painkillers such […]Read more →
Like many health care providers, Mackenzie Health offers volunteer greeters to welcome patients and families as they enter the hospital as well as […]Read more →
Variety is the spice of life. This phrase definitely applies to the recent fundraising efforts of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation (TSHF). From hosting […]Read more →
Health Care Policy
The recent Ontario election meant that much legislation died on the table; but we can expect some bills to resurface. Bill 117, which […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
There’s a new way to deal with back pain, thanks to Trillium Health Partners’ interprofessional team-based model at the Kingsway Financial Spine Centre. […]Read more →
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →