Tag Archives: Mental health

Funding community-based programs can reduce male suicide

The suicide rate for men in Canada is three to four times higher than women.

This rate increases even more in certain subgroups such as gay men, indigenous men or veterans.

Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system Individuals with developmental disabilities are an invisible population in Canada’s mental health system
By Yona Lunsky and Robert Balogh

With the recent federal commitment to increase mental health funding across Canada, we need to turn our attention toward a group of individuals who are currently invisible within Canada’s mental health system – a group that has some of the greatest needs for mental health services and supports, yet is rarely acknowledged or targeted in mental health efforts.

Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?
By Jino Distasio

In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide
By John Oliffe

Art creates a space for men to open up about mental illness and suicide. The process of creation can be therapeutic, and the product facilitates dialogue so others who are similarly challenged can speak out or seek help.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide
By Britney Dennison

People are more likely to engage and participate in outreach programs and projects for mental health that are held in alternative spaces — by getting away from the traditional clinic-based therapeutic settings.

Funding community-based programs can help reduce male suicide
By John Oliffe and Britney Dennison

Jason was in Grade 5 when he started having feelings for other boys. Because of those feelings he was called names, beaten up in school and even sexually assaulted. Since high school, Jason has been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has also survived a suicide attempt.

It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy at provincial and national levels
By Mariette Chartier and Marni Brownell

Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada.

Canadian Frailty Network Logo Free RESEARCH WEBINAR: Benchmarking EOL care practices for elderly people receiving primary care (Canadian Frailty Network-funded CORE Grant)
April 6, 2016

This 3-year project was designed to increase the uptake of evidence-based end-of-life (EOL) care for elderly patients with advanced illness.

Canadian Frailty Network Logo Free RESEARCH WEBINAR – ASILA case-simulation prototype on cognitive and physical outcomes of frail seniors in nursing homes (Results of CFN-funded Catalyst Grant)
March 23, 2016

ASILA case-simulation prototype on cognitive and physical outcomes of frail seniors in nursing homes (Results of CFN-funded Catalyst Grant)

Canadian Frailty Network Logo Free RESEARCH WEBINAR – User Studies with intelligent assistive robots and elderly residing in LTC homes (Dr. Goldie Nejat, PhD, P.Eng, University of Toronto)
March 2, 2016

Clinical tools for nutritional pathway involving hospitalized, older adults – TVN-funded 2013 Catalyst grant


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