Covid-19 News

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...

Catalyst – July 2020 – Reopening is hardly a return to normal

Understanding re-entry anxiety with Dr. Keith Dobson The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a long list of reasons to feel anxious. For months the country has been in virtual lockdown, with physical distance separating us from...

How the stress of racism can harm your health—and what that has to do with Covid-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in many parts of the United States, a stark pattern has emerged. Increasing data from cities and states nationwide show that coronavirus cases are both more frequent and...

Are we at normal yet? A psychologist opens up about living, and working, in the time of COVID.

On Thursday, Newfoundland and Labrador relaxed more COVID-19 restrictions, and moved into what's called Alert Level 2. The province may stay in this state until a vaccine is made available, and the province can finally...

4 Ways to Practice Trauma-Informed Healing During COVID-19

The pervasiveness of trauma and its impact on our local communities and the world has seldom been so visible. The outbreak of COVID-19 has exposed cracks in how vulnerable and fragile our global community can...

Breaking News

11 million Canadians could experience ‘high levels of stress’ due to COVID-19: Health Canada As Canadians continue to stay home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, prolonged isolation and worry about the pandemic has...

World Economic Forum: A third of COVID-19 patients have reported neurological symptoms

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, we are starting to see an increasing number of reports of neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. To...

Frauds and scams during COVID-19

The global pandemic has required people to spend more time at home and has also increased uncertainty amongst many about what the future holds. Criminals have viewed the current environment as an opportunity to target...

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...

Catalyst – July 2020 – Reopening is hardly a return to normal

Understanding re-entry anxiety with Dr. Keith Dobson The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a long list of reasons to feel anxious. For months the country has been in virtual lockdown, with physical distance separating us from...

How the stress of racism can harm your health—and what that has to do with Covid-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in many parts of the United States, a stark pattern has emerged. Increasing data from cities and states nationwide show that coronavirus cases are both more frequent and...

Are we at normal yet? A psychologist opens up about living, and working, in the time of COVID.

On Thursday, Newfoundland and Labrador relaxed more COVID-19 restrictions, and moved into what's called Alert Level 2. The province may stay in this state until a vaccine is made available, and the province can finally...

4 Ways to Practice Trauma-Informed Healing During COVID-19

The pervasiveness of trauma and its impact on our local communities and the world has seldom been so visible. The outbreak of COVID-19 has exposed cracks in how vulnerable and fragile our global community can...

Breaking News

11 million Canadians could experience ‘high levels of stress’ due to COVID-19: Health Canada As Canadians continue to stay home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, prolonged isolation and worry about the pandemic has...

World Economic Forum: A third of COVID-19 patients have reported neurological symptoms

As case numbers of COVID-19 continue to rise around the world, we are starting to see an increasing number of reports of neurological symptoms. Some studies report that over a third of patients show neurological symptoms. To...

Frauds and scams during COVID-19

The global pandemic has required people to spend more time at home and has also increased uncertainty amongst many about what the future holds. Criminals have viewed the current environment as an opportunity to target...

President's Message

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September 9, 2020

Suzanne Dennison
OAMHP President

Hello and welcome to the fall! I hope this message finds you all safe and well and thriving. The past two years have been a decidedly interesting and challenging time to be your President. As we move forward into September, gearing up for our AGM and annual conference, I find myself looking back in wonderment at this period of unprecedented change.   This message also marks my final one as the President of the Ontario Association of…

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