Mental Health

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 ...


National report paves the way for improved access to youth services
National report paves the way for improved access to
youth services

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
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
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
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
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?
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 ...


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