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...

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...

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