Covid-19 News

How COVID has changed schools and classroom learning in our “New Normal”

https://www.helpmesara.com/2020/09/covid-schools-classroom-learning-new-normal/ Sara Dimerman in conversation with Janyce Lastman about how Covid has changed schools and classroom learning in our “new normal”. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about: The main changes...

Canadian Men Prioritizing Mental Health Above Career and Romance, New Movember Study Shows

66% of Canadian men* believe men's mental health is worse today than it's ever been55% of Canadian men* fear they've missed out on life chances they'll never get back due to COVID-19, while 50% believe living through...

Why pandemic fatigue makes it harder to follow restrictions right now

After more than a year of lockdowns and shifting restrictions across the country, experts say pandemic fatigue is setting in — and that could affect our willingness to stick to the rules. "Lockdown restrictions are...

Health-care organizations ask everyone to mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic with a candlelight vigil

Toronto March 9, 2021 This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In a display of solidarity, 20 health organizations across the province are asking the public...

How teenagers are coping in the COVID-19 pandemic

For almost 12 months now, Canada’s teenagers have essentially been locked up with their parents. By the time the pandemic ends, two sets of graduations and proms will have been cancelled, along with a year...

Providing Virtual Healthcare, Maintaining Real Patient Trust

Today, I had the pleasure of presenting at the annual PHIPA Connections Summit. This year, the summit presenters explored emerging issues related to personal health information management in a pandemic. In my presentation, I shared some...

New app created by U of M researchers gives Indigenous people voice during COVID-19 pandemic

An app created by University of Manitoba researchers will give Indigenous community members a voice during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Indigenous app, now available for download on iOS and Android, permits local health directors...

COVID Fatigue: Resilience Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Suzanne Dennison DCS., RP, (cert) OAMHP Registered Psychotherapist - Clinical Supervisor Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy Past-President, Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAHMP) As we look around at the beauty of the falling snow...

COVID-19 pandemic has 1 in 4 Canadians thinking about switching careers

A recent poll on the mental health of Canadians since the pandemic began suggests one in four are considering a career change. According to Morneau Shepell’s monthly Mental Health Index, 24 per cent of those...

Ontario’s mental health and addiction leaders respond to Ontario budget

NEWS PROVIDED BY Addictions and Mental Health Ontario  Nov 09, 2020, 11:35 ET TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Ontario's leading mental health organizations including Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, the Centre for...

How COVID has changed schools and classroom learning in our “New Normal”

https://www.helpmesara.com/2020/09/covid-schools-classroom-learning-new-normal/ Sara Dimerman in conversation with Janyce Lastman about how Covid has changed schools and classroom learning in our “new normal”. Over the course of this episode you will learn more about: The main changes...

Canadian Men Prioritizing Mental Health Above Career and Romance, New Movember Study Shows

66% of Canadian men* believe men's mental health is worse today than it's ever been55% of Canadian men* fear they've missed out on life chances they'll never get back due to COVID-19, while 50% believe living through...

Why pandemic fatigue makes it harder to follow restrictions right now

After more than a year of lockdowns and shifting restrictions across the country, experts say pandemic fatigue is setting in — and that could affect our willingness to stick to the rules. "Lockdown restrictions are...

Health-care organizations ask everyone to mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic with a candlelight vigil

Toronto March 9, 2021 This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In a display of solidarity, 20 health organizations across the province are asking the public...

How teenagers are coping in the COVID-19 pandemic

For almost 12 months now, Canada’s teenagers have essentially been locked up with their parents. By the time the pandemic ends, two sets of graduations and proms will have been cancelled, along with a year...

Providing Virtual Healthcare, Maintaining Real Patient Trust

Today, I had the pleasure of presenting at the annual PHIPA Connections Summit. This year, the summit presenters explored emerging issues related to personal health information management in a pandemic. In my presentation, I shared some...

New app created by U of M researchers gives Indigenous people voice during COVID-19 pandemic

An app created by University of Manitoba researchers will give Indigenous community members a voice during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Indigenous app, now available for download on iOS and Android, permits local health directors...

COVID Fatigue: Resilience Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Suzanne Dennison DCS., RP, (cert) OAMHP Registered Psychotherapist - Clinical Supervisor Individual, Marriage and Family Therapy Past-President, Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAHMP) As we look around at the beauty of the falling snow...

COVID-19 pandemic has 1 in 4 Canadians thinking about switching careers

A recent poll on the mental health of Canadians since the pandemic began suggests one in four are considering a career change. According to Morneau Shepell’s monthly Mental Health Index, 24 per cent of those...

Ontario’s mental health and addiction leaders respond to Ontario budget

NEWS PROVIDED BY Addictions and Mental Health Ontario  Nov 09, 2020, 11:35 ET TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Ontario's leading mental health organizations including Addictions and Mental Health Ontario, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division, the Centre for...

President's Message

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May 13, 2021

Suzanne Dennison
OAMHP President

Hello Everyone, Welcome to May and welcome to Mental Health Week. This week, the Canadian Mental Health Association is asking the public to #GetReal about mental health and to name, express, and embrace their emotions to try not to numb the feelings we need to feel. All of us know the power of communicating and stepping into…

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