In the News

The following is a collection of recent news articles regarding mental health and addiction:

Christine Yanke shares her personal story of overcoming addition and several losses in her life, and her journey to becoming a yoga master trainer. She hopes to help other women with her story.

The 1Call1Click service will allow children and youth, along with their parents and physicians, to call one phone number or visit a single website for access to more than 20 organizations across the region.

A new app by TryCycle Data Systems ‘digitally tethers’ clients to in-community nurses and mental health therapists. The app offers health and wellness help in both Cree and English, aimed at enhancing health services, care and connection for those suffering from mental health issues, depression or addiction

A survey released by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) found that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a greater impact on the mental health and substance use of those living in households with children under the age of 13, especially females.

2020 was shown to be the most tragic year recorded in terms of opioid-related deaths, with 249 deaths reported in just December in Ontario. Over 2426 opioid-related deaths were reported in 2020. This is a 60% increase from the same time period in 2019, which saw 1516 deaths.

New CIHI reports highlight 'unintended consequences' of COVID-19