How mental health should be taught in Canadian schools By Carmen Chai Measuring success for Stacey De Souza’s students isn’t as conventional as getting an A on a test, making the basketball team or graduating from high school. Major wins for her students include leaving the house to take public transit to school or finishing a semester — or even a week or READ MORE

Three new clinics for youth mental health are ‘one-stop shop’ CAMH and partners to launch new services to address gaps in youth mental health care TORONTO, June 8, 2016 /CNW/ – Among youth, the prevalence of mental health and addiction disorders is as high as 20 per cent, yet as few as one in six affected youth will access appropriate treatment. Three new clinics geared READ MORE

Mental illness still viewed as a sign of weakness New data shows 40 per cent of Canadians say they’ve experienced feelings of anxiety or depression — but haven’t sought medical help. The numbers come from a survey of more than 1,500 Canadian adults by Women’s College Hospital and Shoppers Drug Mart. The results offer a striking look at the level of stigma and READ MORE

Deadly disorder: Why is chronic anorexia so hard to treat? Up to 20 per cent of people who develop anorexia will have chronic course, with distinct treatment challenges and high mortality rates The dizzying combination of side effects hit Lisa Sheinfeld like clockwork. Two hours after she’d taken her usual amount of laxatives on an autumn afternoon last year, the 42-year-old Thornhill mother of READ MORE

Save the games, CAMH: Mental health fundraisers shouldn’t be fun John Semley is a Toronto-based writer In high school, I took part in a very well-meaning fundraiser called Homeless Awareness Night. Basically, a bunch of teenagers were sponsored to sleep outside of the school, all night. We built forts out of old refrigerator boxes, dressed in pilled trench coats from the local Salvation Army, READ MORE