Tag Archives: mental health

Let’s talk mental health

  On Tuesday, April 9th, students in the grade 11 English class at École Saint-Joseph (Wawa) shared their knowledge of various mental health issues with fellow students and staff. With the help of teacher, Ms. Janie-Céleste Bédard, students developed communication tools to help them with their presentation. These presentations led to great discussions and exchanges between students.

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NDP tables bill for 30-day max waits for youth mental health

MPP Bhutila Karpoche, Member for Parkdale-High Park and Official Opposition critic for Mental Health and Addictions, tabled a bill last week that would cap the wait time for children and youth accessing mental health and addiction services at 30 days.   Right now in Ontario, one in five young people are living with mental health disorders that significantly impact their ...

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Doug Ford’s $330 million slash to mental health funding will take Ontario’s mental health crisis from bad to worse

Doug Ford is dragging Ontario backwards, now including a $330 million-per-year cut to planned mental health funding — a slash that will mean longer waits, less supports and more people in crisis. Andrea Horwath, Leader of Ontario’s Official Opposition, spoke out against Ford’s funding slash Thursday in the legislature, but the Ford Conservatives dug in their heels, worrying Ontarians that ...

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Ontario invests $2.1 Billion into Mental Health/Addiction Care

Mar 22, 2018 @ 09:06 Yesterday, Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto where she announced a four-year investment of $2.1 billion that will reframe the system to deliver more accessible and better-integrated care for the one in three Ontarians who experience mental health or addictions challenges in their lifetime. This investment is to make ...

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Northern Ontario mental health crisis showcased at Sudbury committee hearing

Jan 16, 2018 @ 14:02 This morning, at a pre-budget committee hearing in Sudbury, Ontario’s growing mental health crisis was highlighted by a couple of presenters who urged the government to take immediate action. The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs heard from the Sudbury/Manitoulin branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Child and Family Centre. Both ...

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I Lost Someone Today…

…and as I sit here in heartache, pain and anger bordering on rage, I know I am not the only one who has lost someone today.  Parents lost a child, friends lost a buddy, employers lost a hard worker, and I lost a young person suffering from a wounded and broken spirit. I am going to personify this grief as ...

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