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October is Occupational Therapy Month, with World Occupational Therapy Day falling on the 27th. During this time, we take time to recognize the important contributions that these healthcare workers have made not only on our work at CMHA York Region and South Simcoe (YR/SS), but...

From October through to the end of the year, MOBYSS, Ontario’s only mobile health clinic for youth will be providing free, online drop-in clinics. Run by the Canadian Mental Health Association, York Region & South Simcoe, the MOBYSS bus is normally a well-recognized sight on our...

(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...