Tag: Mental Health

‘Canada’s first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre’ changing how we treat depression - National
‘Canada’s first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre’ changing how we treat depression – National

Field Trip’s timing was admittedly terrible. What’s been billed as the “first psychedelic-enhanced psychotherapy centre in Canada” opened the week before most of the country went into COVID-19 isolation.  So before it could open any minds to its potential, its doors were closed. READ MORE: ‘This is an extreme’: Canadian Mental Health Association adjusts amid coronavirus pandemic Three months later,…

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Our mental health won’t be the same after coronavirus pandemic, experts say - National
Our mental health won’t be the same after coronavirus pandemic, experts say – National

While countries around the world continue to mobilize to contain the spread of the coronavirus, mental health experts say we can’t lose sight of another alarming issue: the long-term mental health impact the pandemic is going to leave on society. “What I think we’re facing here is a very traumatic event for a lot of people,” said Mark Henick, a…

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CAMH to develop therapy geared towards South Asians - Toronto
CAMH to develop therapy geared towards South Asians – Toronto

TORONTO – Canada’s largest mental health hospital is developing a specialized form of psychotherapy catered toward Canadians of South Asian origin to help members of that community overcome stigma around mental illness and seek treatment. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto says it hopes to have a culturally adapted manual on the targeted form of Cognitive Behavioural…

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Mini indy-kart race takes over City Square Plaza - Regina
Mini indy-kart race takes over City Square Plaza – Regina

A “Mini-Indy” symphony was heard in downtown Regina Sunday as the Swervin’ Mini Indy brought revving engines, squealing tires and cheering crowds to City Square Plaza. This year’s beneficiary for the event, which is in its ninth year, is OSI (Operational Stress Injury)-Can. The charity that provides things like service dogs, equine-assisted psychotherapy, and peer support groups to people who…

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Ontario government invests $140M for mental health services - Toronto
Ontario government invests $140M for mental health services – Toronto

TORONTO – Ontario is earmarking $140 million over three years for mental health and addictions services, including investments in psychotherapy and supportive housing. The Liberal government says that’s in addition to $3.7 billion that the province put toward those services in 2015-16. READ MORE: How has media coverage of mental health issues evolved in recent years? Health Minister Eric Hoskins used…

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Emergency aid arriving in Attawapiskat, but what about long-term solutions?
Emergency aid arriving in Attawapiskat, but what about long-term solutions?

Teams of mental health workers have travelled to Attawapiskat to help the remote northern Ontario reserve contend with an epidemic of suicide attempts among its young people. But can short-term therapeutic interventions, especially when delivered by outsiders, be effective in stemming the tide of self-harm? And what is needed to sustain any beneficial effects such intercessions may have once these…

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