Covid-19 News

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...

Sudbury peer support group advising people to prepare emergency plans for their mental health

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario and health restrictions tighten, the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA) is encouraging people to come up with emergency preparedness plans, for their mental and emotional...

School Mental Health Ontario supports a mentally healthy return to school

This is a back-to-school like no other. More than ever, this fall, students need: Schools and classrooms that are safe – physically and emotionally – and where they feel welcome, included, heard, comfortable, and confidentSkills...

Some Lessons from the Rise of Virtual Visits

By Suzanne Dennison DCS., RP, (cert) OAMHP, President, Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals As we continue making adjustments to live with COVID-19, we are now well into the learning phase of what it takes...

Coronavirus psychology: Why an ‘abstract’ virus makes recovery more complicated

As a "hidden pandemic", COVID-19 doesn't evoke the same revulsion and anxiety as highly visible diseases like measles or Ebola – just one of many challenges facing public health officials. We’ve all seen images of...

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...

Sudbury peer support group advising people to prepare emergency plans for their mental health

As the number of COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario and health restrictions tighten, the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA) is encouraging people to come up with emergency preparedness plans, for their mental and emotional...

School Mental Health Ontario supports a mentally healthy return to school

This is a back-to-school like no other. More than ever, this fall, students need: Schools and classrooms that are safe – physically and emotionally – and where they feel welcome, included, heard, comfortable, and confidentSkills...

Some Lessons from the Rise of Virtual Visits

By Suzanne Dennison DCS., RP, (cert) OAMHP, President, Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals As we continue making adjustments to live with COVID-19, we are now well into the learning phase of what it takes...

Coronavirus psychology: Why an ‘abstract’ virus makes recovery more complicated

As a "hidden pandemic", COVID-19 doesn't evoke the same revulsion and anxiety as highly visible diseases like measles or Ebola – just one of many challenges facing public health officials. We’ve all seen images of...

President's Message

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February 2, 2021

Suzanne Dennison
OAMHP President

Hello and welcome to the OAMHP, I hope that this message finds you safe and well and I’m wishing everyone a Happy 2021! As we enter the new year and take pause to reflect on all that 2020 has been, I am writing to share some of OAMHP’s current news and events. We made it…

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