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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... Read more

New research shows correlation Between Kid's Screen Time and Their Mental Health

Young people who spend seven hours or more a day on screens are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression or anxiety than those who use screens for an hour a day, finds a new study published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports. The data came from more than... Read more

Mental health support group focuses on families

Sherry Blinkhorn wants people to know that families matter when it comes to mental illness. As facilitator for an 11-week session, Blinkhorn is encouraging people who have family memebers diagnosed with a mental illness to take two hours for themselves to learn coping skills,... Read more

Former CFL player Shea Emry to speak in connection with mental health conference

Two-Time Grey Cup champion Shea Emry will speak at the Rural Mental Health conference in Brooks next month. The Canadian Football League veteran is the founder and CEO of WellMen Project, a men's adventure club which aims to empower men to take the initiative in their own mental... Read more

Saskatoon teachers work to improve mental health literacy for their students

Fifty teachers and counsellors from four school division around Saskatoon finished a three-day mental health literacy training workshop on Friday. “Teachers are the front line. They’re the ones that see the kids every day. They notice changes in students,” said Tracy Hazen, a... Read more

Calgary man's 8 days of 'despair' waiting for help in ER not surprising, experts say

Harold Lovell, from Calgary, had to wait 8 days in "Frustration and despair" in a Calgary emergency department to get mental health treatment. Experts say this is not unique or even surprising. Rising numbers of Calgarians with similar challeneges are facing the same obstacles... Read more