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(Woodbridge, Sept. 25, 2020) – York Region radio station CFMS-FM 105.9 The Region has been named the recipient of Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division’s 2020 local media award. Nominated by CMHA York and South Simcoe Branch, 105.9 The Region was recognized with the award...

Each day, 11 Canadians take their own lives, and suicide is the second-leading cause of death amongst young people. There is a common perception that talking about suicide can be a trigger, or can ‘plant the idea’ in someone’s mind. However, research shows that talking about...

Social media is always changing, and it can be hard for parents and caregivers to know who young people are connecting with online, or the sort of content that they are engaging with. Social media is a fact of life, and an important gathering place for...

By Lisa Wood and Sandy Bundy Are you feeling anxious about the school year ahead? Many things have changed for everyone lately, and we know that this school year is going to look different from what we have known in the past. If you are feeling...

September is Recovery Month and CMHA York Region and South Simcoe joins organizations around the world in recognizing this important event. According to Addictions & Mental Health Ontario (AMHO), 22 per cent of Canadians will be affected by addiction in their lifetime. Recovery Month gives...

Why does your campus need an opioid overdose protocol? The case is simple. When it comes to substance use, youth in Canada are at high risk. Download the campus protocol here. For the Drug Safety on Campus information sheet CLICK HERE.  For an information sheet on Safer...

Art with Heart at Home Being creative together offers us an opportunity to connect with others, our environment and ourselves. This group is meant to take what you have available around your home to make and share art. Art with Heart at Home is a supportive...

Although you have probably heard of self-care before through memes encouraging you to ‘treat yo’ self’ or embedded in descriptions for wellness or luxury goods, self-care is not about buying the right products or investing in expensive experiences. Rather, self-care is about prioritizing yourself and...