How to reduce the stigma of mental health issues at work

theglobeandmail.com This is part of a series looking at microskills – changes that employees can make to help improve their health and life at work and at home, and employers can make to improve the workplace. The Globe and Mail and Morneau Shepell have created the Employee Recommended Workplace Award to honour companies that put READ MORE

Marijuana Appears to Benefit Mental Health: Study

time.com Alexandra Sifferlin A new review suggests cannabis may help mental health disorders Legal access to marijuana, medicinal or otherwise, is growing. In 2016, four states approved recreational use of the drug and four states passed laws related to medical-cannabis access, bringing the total number of states that allow some form of legal marijuana use READ MORE

Ottawa promises to overhaul mental-health services for military

theglobeandmail.com LES PERREAUX AND RENATA D’ALIESIO The mental-health system for treating military personnel and veterans will undergo a sweeping overhaul to better care for them from boot camp through their retirement years, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has revealed. Top-ranking officials in Defence and Veterans Affairs are looking at “creating a new structure that’s going to READ MORE

Mental health organizations urge openness on targeted federal funds

princegeorgecitizen.com OTTAWA – Three leading mental health organizations want provincial and territorial health ministers to be open to targeted federal investments. In a letter, the heads of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association note that billions of dollars are spent on health, READ MORE

How to find a good app for mental health

theconversation.com Search for “stress”, “depression”, “anxiety”, or “mental health” in the app store on your mobile device and you are confronted with a bewildering array of options. Some apps claim to track your mood over time, while others claim to “cure” your mental ill health with hypnosis. Apps hold amazing potential as mental health and READ MORE

Conference addresses youth mental health

www.postcrescent.com For those caring for youth with social, emotional and behavioral challenges, it’s easy to feel alone. The Children Come First Conference Nov. 16-17 in the Wisconsin Dells is an opportunity for caregivers to connect with each other and learn from experts on children’s mental health. As USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s Kids in Crisis series has shown, Wisconsin has high rates READ MORE

Mental illness afflicts about 20% of Canadians, gets 7% of health funding

thestar.com Mental health advocates are urging the federal government to make mental illness a priority in a new health accord with the provinces and territories. OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is being urged to make mental health a top priority as it negotiates a new health accord with the provinces and territories. Dr. Catherine Zahn, president of READ MORE

Five simple ways to improve your mental health

zeenews.india.com Zee Media Bureau New Delhi: A good health means you are fit both physically and mentally. But we often tend to neglect our mental health in front of our physical health. It is very important to take care of your mental health as to function well in the daily life. One can maintain a READ MORE

Mental health care a priority for Liberals, but no blank cheques for the provinces, says Philpott

cbc.ca Health minister has ‘hope’ funding for home care will be in budget, but can’t say for sure Health Minister Jane Philpott says her government is prepared to make mental health a big priority, but she will not be writing a blank cheque to the provinces and territories until she knows how it will be READ MORE

Changes could come to mental health services in Halton schools

insidehalton.com By Julia Le The Halton Region Health Department is eyeing changes to the way it delivers mental health services in Halton schools. It’s looking to shift funding and resources that support individuals in schools experiencing mental health issues to enhance early years mental health promotion. Halton Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani told READ MORE