New cafe is run for and by patients

By Kelly Spence After much anticipation, thanks to the generous community donations to the Royal Ottawa Foundation, the Brockville Mental Health Centre officially opened a...

Brain stimulation reduces suicidal thinking in people with hard-to-treat depression

A specific kind of brain stimulation is effective in reducing suicidal thinking in a significant portion of people with hard-to-treat depression, according to a...

Making the invisible visible: Mental health system performance

By Paul Kurdyak “I had very little care for a lot of difficult symptoms (only a few walk-in clinic visits) until I was in crisis. ...

Linking young diabetes patients with mental health supports

By Ania Basiukiewicz Diabetes mellitus, often referred to as Type 1 or juvenile diabetes, is the second most common chronic illness faced by children and...

Treating the whole person to fight mental illness

By Sebastian Dobosz At St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, innovation and research directly shape the care that patients receive every day. Pioneering comprehensive treatments for mood...

Youth walk program helps those with mental illness

A new partnership between Parks Canada and Rouge Valley Health System helps those with mental illness By Jane Kitchen Shannon O’Reilly knows what can...

Videoconferencing technology bridges gaps in mental healthcare

By Peri Elmokadem For a patient with an #addiction problem, timing is everything. The sooner their health care professionals can get them on their way...

New program delivers timely mental health care for youth

It is estimated that 10-20 per cent of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder at some point in their life, with...

Improving access to healthcare for mothers

As a mother, accessing healthcare and attending appointments can be challenging. The stress and associated costs of finding childcare and appropriate transportation can result...

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...

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