Covid-19 News

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...

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...

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...

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...

President's Message

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October 28, 2020

Suzanne Dennison
OAMHP President

Dear Members of the OAMHP, After a dynamic and inspiring two years, my term as President of the OAMHP is wrapping up this month. I would like to take a moment now and share with you some of my reflections and personal perspectives as part of this last message as President. When I first came…

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