Mental Health

Healing retreats for young women with burn injuries
Healing retreats for young women with burn and
trauma injuries

Participants at an Angel Faces retreat in California. The program is open to Canadians and applications can be sent online. Michelle, an Ontario native was travelling in the US with her family when they were involved in a tragic accident. ...

Posted: December 11, 2013|Featured, Mental Health, Patient Care|0 comments

Movember helping break the silence in men’s mental health
Movember helping break the silence in men’s
mental health

Movember, the global charity that raises funds and awareness for men’s health, has been changing the face of men’s health through the power of the moustache in Canada since 2007. Last year 247,441 Mo Bros and Mo Sistas raised over ...


The power of a picture: Enhancing the patient experience with photoVoice
The power of a picture: Enhancing the patient experience
with photoVoice

Athena participated in a photoVoice group, allowing her to communicate a message about the darkness she faced during her addiction. Many of you have heard the saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. What if that picture meant even ...


Research network to investigate the mental health of fathers
Research network to investigate the mental health
of fathers

Dr. Andrew Howlett at the Just for Kids clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. As a child psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Dr. Andrew Howlett has seen first-hand the powerful role fathers play in a child’s development – ...

Posted: October 31, 2013|Featured, Mental Health, Research|1 comment

New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis
New clinic provides rapid response for kids in crisis

The urgent consult clinic for children and adolescents at Hotel Dieu Hospital is supported by (l-r) Nicholas Axas, Social Worker; Dr. Nasreen Roberts, Psychiatrist; and Leanne Repetti, Registered Nurse. Parents and caregivers can hit the emergency button on a child’s ...


Connecting marginalized patients with the right level of care
Connecting marginalized patients with the right level
of care

Charlene Crews talks to Bill Hordij, St. Michael's Hospital patient, about community supports available through CATCH. When Charlene Crews comes to work at St. Michael’s Hospital she’s never entirely sure how her day will unfold. As one of three transitional ...


Unlocking the door to better housing for people with mental illness
Unlocking the door to better housing for people with
mental illness

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 manage anxiety
App helps youth tap into effective strategies to
manage anxiety

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
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
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 ...


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