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REFORM NEEDED FOR CANADA’S MENTAL HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BY CHELSEA LA VECCHIA This content contains explicit and sensitive information that may not be suitable for all ages. Two mental health-related stories have hit the news recently that show a troubling trend in the way our mental healthcare system is...

Six-time Olympian and courageous mental health ambassador, Clara Hughes, dropped by the CMHA York South Simcoe Psychiatric recruitment booth recently at the Canadian Psychiatric Association Conference. Hughes is synonymous with the annual Bell Let's Talk mental health awareness campaign, which she championed with "Clara's Big Ride...

Get outside while it’s still summer. Whether it’s a mountain hike, a picnic in the park, gardening or simply lounging in the sun, a dose of fresh air in nature lets your body and your mind take the break they need and deserve. It has been...

You hear about it more and more: meditation for your mental health. But what is meditation? And why is it so beneficial? Many of us have meditated without even realizing it. If you’ve ever sat in silence and enjoyed a moment to yourself, you’ve meditated. If...

Canadians miss out on an average of three earned vacation days every year. While you may feel that’s a small sacrifice to make to get the job done, the consequences may be bigger than you think....

Today is September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day. This year’s theme is “Working Together to Prevent Suicide.” At times, the work of suicide prevention can feel overwhelming. We may question what we can do to help, especially when we hear the statistics. World Suicide Prevention Day...

Housing is a basic human need — one that many of us take for granted. For nearly five years, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has worked with some of the most vulnerable homeless residents across York Region through a recovery-based approach called Housing First....