Suicide: A patient safety issue requiring a standardized approach

Globally, the rate of suicide is increasing at a dramatic rate impacting all age groups, socio-economic levels, cultures and religions. Suicide is now an...

Healthcare following psychological trauma: A new perspective on medical care

Psychological trauma can have a powerful impact. It can affect core beliefs, emotions and relationships. It even affects physical health, as well as how...

Therapeutic model enhances standards of care in geriatric psychiatry

When Robert was advised that his wife Marlene, 72, who is living with Alzheimer’s disease, should be transferred from a long-term care facility to...

Innovations in mental health care take rehabilitation in new directions

As she pushes the button to turn on the new laptop, Suzanne becomes visibly engaged. Her face lights up, her posture straightens, she moves...

Helping students explore career options in mental health care

Simone Robinson, Co-operative education student from Henry Street High School in Whitby, comes to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) every...

Humber River Foundation welcomes Margaret Trudeau: Working together in support of mental health

Margaret Trudeau is on a mission; to change the face of mental illness and to erase the stigmas associated with it. Toronto’s Humber River...

Ensuring a healthy health-care organization for nurses

Mental health is becoming a concern for all Canadians. Incidence rates are rising and people are not receiving help early enough. This manifests itself...

St. Joseph’s new mental health buildings represent hope, respect and recovery

When the shovel hit the ground this spring for St. Joseph’s new mental health buildings, the soil was turning on a new era. “This...

Sharp minds uncovering the genetics of psychiatric illnesses and brain disorders

Pivotal research from Mount Sinai Hospital points to key genes and early molecular events implicated in common psychiatric illnesses. Specifically, three researchers under the...

New stepping stone to help ease transition to more independent lifestyle for patients

Those of us who have moved from one home to another know the stress and upheaval it can cause in our lives. For patients...

Latest News