Patients suffer over gap between physical and mental health care

thestar.com By PETER GOFFIN Family doctors are the first point of contact for most people seeking diagnosis and care, but a disconnect between physicians and mental health professionals leaves many stranded. When Esme Hurst’s teenage son Alex started showing signs of depression and anxiety, she took him to their family doctor. His physician diagnosed depression, READ MORE

1-in-7 Manitoban children diagnosed with mental disorder

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/ Michelle Gerwing A new study out of the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) at the University of Manitoba says one out of every seven Manitoban children are being diagnosed with a mental health disorder. The study titled ‘The Mental Health of Manitoba’s Children’ looked at data from 2009-2013 for children aged 6-19. Researchers 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

Men much less likely to seek mental health help than women

www.theguardian.com Huge survey shows gender gap and the need for ‘cultural shift’ says charity chief Men are far less likely to seek medical support for a mental health problem than women, new figures reveal. A survey commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation found that not only are men far less likely than women to seek READ MORE

‘It was a big dirty secret’: Suicide attempt survivor, 28, shares her struggle of dealing with a mental illness

dailymail.co.uk By LAUREN INGRAM FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA Stefani Caminiti is like many young women her age: she’s studying, working, and planning her wedding to her fiance. She also has, like more than four million Australians, been diagnosed with a mental illness or behavioural problem. The 28-year-old from Perth has lived with depression and anxiety READ MORE

WHY MILLENNIALS ARE READY TO TALK IT OUT

nowtoronto.com BY SEAN MINOGUE The arduous decade between moving out and moving up in life can feature the onset or intensification of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addiction, as well as many other unwanted behaviours or patterns of thought. Millennials are caught between pressures to get ahead and live well – but READ MORE

One-in-10 post-secondary students face unwanted advances, assaults: survey

ctvnews.ca A new survey of Canadian university and college students finds many have struggled with mental health issues, while a disturbing number have also faced unwanted sexual advances and assaults. The findings come from the National College Health Assessment survey, a self-reported, online survey that received responses from more than 43,000 students from over 41 READ MORE

1 in 5 teens has considered suicide: Kids Help Phone

http://www.cbc.ca/ – Sep 08, 2016 – The Canadian Press ‘Do we teach young people from a very young age to talk about suicide, to talk about mental health?’ A new study suggests that one in five Canadian teens has seriously considered attempting suicide in the previous year. The survey by Kids Help Phone found that 22 per READ MORE

WSPD SPEAKER SERIES – CLINT MALARCHUK – FORMER NHL GOALIE

http://suicideprevention.ca In support of World Suicide Prevention Day former NHL goalie, and mental health advocate, Clint Malarchuk will be making stops in three Canadian cities to share the story of his journey to recovery and help break down the stigma around suicide. His goal is to make the mental health conversation an open, common one, READ MORE

Everyone’s Taking the 22-Pushup Challenge to Raise Awareness About Veterans’ Mental Health

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/ By Elizabeth Narins On the heels of the news that the 2014 Ice Bucket Challenge was actually effective at raising awareness and research money for the neurodegenerative disease known as ALS, a new challenge is popping up on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube: It’s the #22PushupChallenge, and celebs are already jumping on it. READ MORE