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Survey: Income and employment status affecting mental health of Canadians

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have suffered from an increase in stress. According to a survey from the Conference Board of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), employment status,income level and the availability of »

Health

Nova Scotians dealing with loss offered access to mental health support

Shoppers Drug Mart has launched free online mental health programs to help victims coping with loss due to tragedies in partnership with the Nova Scotian government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), according to a press release from Shoppers »

Health, Society

Frontline healthcare workers need better support, emergency physicians warn

Canada’s already undermanned and overstretched frontline healthcare workers fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19 need better physical and mental health protection support to endure what is likely to be a prolonged battle with the pandemic, says the Canadian Association »

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Morneau Shepell offers mental health services amid COVID-19 outbreak

In order to deal with stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak, Morneau Shepell, a company that is a leading provider of well-being services in Canada, launched a new internet based cognitive behavioural therapy program on Wednesday, according to a press »

Health

Ontario invests in mental health services

The Ontario government announced yesterday a plan to offer Ontarians easier and better access to mental health and addiction services, according to a news release from the provinces Ministry of Health. Ontario is investing $3.8 billion over the next 10 »

Health

Canadian government releases framework on PTSD

The Canadian government has released a framework for helping Canadians who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  The purpose of the framework is to strengthen and share knowledge with the goal of creating programs and policies that reduce the »

Health, Society

Suicide prevention awareness week begins in Quebec

The Association for Suicide Prevention in Quebec, known under its French acronym as AQPS, has begun its 30th suicide prevention awareness week. Recent stats said that 1,045 people died by suicide in 2017, which is an average of 3 a »

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British Columbia to offer mental health support for post secondary students

The Canadian province of British Columbia is looking at new ways to make it easier for post secondary students to access mental health services. The service, which is due to launch this spring will give students access to trained counselors »

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Men feel pressure to “man up,” suffer consequences: survey

A new survey suggests 37 per cent of Canadian men will not talk to others about their feelings to avoid appearing ‘unmanly,’ yet 80 per cent think talking is an effective way to cope with problems. And 29 per cent »

Indigenous

Young leaders from Nunavik bring their stories of hope, loss to youth forum

Victoria Tarqiapik went to Sherbrooke with a message: something needs to be done to fix the suicide crisis in Nunavik. Tarqiapik was 15 when her best friend died by suicide, and 16 when another friend took her own life just »