What suicide notes teach us about experiences with mental illness

By Sean O’Malley Can the study of suicide notes help clinicians in their efforts to prevent suicide? That is the premise of a new study...

Greater mental health support for patients in rehab

By Natalie Chung-Sayers She was a pedestrian victim of a car’s collision. After a critical period in emergency then undergoing surgeries to repair broken bones...

Improving care for people with complex mental health needs

By Steven Gallagher A new and innovative program at Niagara Health is enhancing care and access to services for people with complex mental health needs. The...

Suicide prevention: Can we harness social media to help save lives?

By Catherine Lewis What if we could predict who was at high risk for suicide, long before they were actually in physical danger? If it sounds...

Tackling the barriers of accessibility in mental health treatment

By Jasmine Sikand Dr. Jonathan Downar, neuroscientist and psychiatrist at Toronto Western, spent four years completing a PhD in brain imaging. But when it came...

Over half of Canadians consider anxiety and depression ‘epidemic’

Over half of Canadians (53%) consider anxiety and depression to be 'epidemic' in Canada, with that perception spiking amongst younger people, according to a...

Inhaled version of blood pressure drug shows promise in treating anxiety, pain

An inhaled form of a high blood pressure medication has potential to treat certain types of anxiety as well as pain, according to a...

People with schizophrenia account for more than 1 in 10 suicide cases

Suicide risk assessments early in the course of illness should be emphasized, researchers say A new CAMH and Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) study...

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...

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