In the News
The following is a collection of recent news articles regarding mental health and addiction:
Reducing patient wait times, expanding mental health, addiction and home care services, and preparing for the next pandemic are among some of the top priorities recommended by the Ontario Medical Association for improving Ontario's health system.
Nearly 300 people have used the Lifeguard app locally since it launched in April. The smartphone app is meant to prevent fatal drug overdoses.
A new app called Althea Therapy, created by Hamilton-raised mental-health advocate Micheline Khan, connects BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) clients with therapists from their communities.
Mental health literacy must be at the top of the agenda as students return to school, say experts, calling for emotional skills to be taught as a core part of curricula to help young people cope with the psychological toll of the pandemic.
The pandemic has led to increases for wait lists at publicly funded addictions treatment programs in the Sudbury, Ont., area, despite relatively steady numbers of people seeking help.
The pilot is a joint initiative involving the Elgin-Middlesex branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Middlesex-London Paramedic Service (MLPS), and London Police Service (LPS).