Crisis Services Canada (CSC) evolved out of the Canadian Distress Line Network (CDLN) – a national network of existing distress, crisis and suicide prevention line services that has been engaging members since 2002.In recent years, the network has formalized its structure, and now focuses on strengthening regional service delivery and ensuring gaps in service nationwide are addressed.
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Ontarians are using virtual tools to access their doctors and get the care they need. You get convenient, timely, and optimal care, with less time spent traveling and away from work. Free to patients in Ontario. For more information, click here.
If you or your loved one is at least 18 years old and living with schizophrenia…
You can use this list of recommendations to help you and your health care professionals develop a care plan that works for you. You should use this information to become aware of what high- quality care looks like and to ask informed questions about your care. Care plans can be very different for each person, so it is important to work closely with your health care professionals. Patients Reference Guide Schizophrenia Care for Adults in Hospitals
Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR) presented at The Recovery Capital Conference, Toronto in September on Protecting Addicted Youth. Here are links to the:
The three takeaways are the need for:
- treatment on demand
- decriminalization and regulation of drugs
- involuntary treatment as a tool in the toolbox
The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act PSA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to launch the Toolkit for e-Mental Health Implementation, a joint effort of the Centre for Research in Family Health, IWK Health Centre and the MHCC, in consultation with stakeholders. It is a resource for mental health professionals to implement e-mental health innovations, such as telehealth, mental health apps, messaging-based services, and any internet-based mental health technology in clinical practice. For more information, please click here.
ISAC Report explains why many people with mental health conditions do not seek treatment and, if they do, are mainly managed by primary care health care providers (such as family doctors) who are trained to treat a broad range of mental health conditions. The report notes, for example, that the absence of a specialist referral does not reflect the severity of a patient’s mental health condition. It also discusses why treatment history can be an unreliable predictor of the severity of a person’s disability.
Finding resources on an array of mental health topics just got easier with CAMH’s new online Guides & Publications library.
Here are three tips to help you get started on finding the resources you need:
- Looking for resources related to children and youth? Seniors? Filter your results by focus.
- Interested in learning more about mood and personality disorders? You can narrow your results by subject.
- Looking for a digital tool or app? Filter your results by document type.
Moving Forward Together:
A Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Meeting the
Needs of Family Caregivers of People Living with
Mental Health and Addiction Problems or Illnesses
This is a guide to depression treatment for patients and family members. MDAO recruited and led a group of patients and family members to develop the guide, supported by content experts in KT, patient advocacy, patient-oriented research, and psychiatry. The “Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment” was released on the MDAO website free of charge in March 2018 and is being actively disseminated, with evaluation of its impact underway.
The Rights of The Family Caregiver
The Rights of the Family Caregiver poster has been developed by the EMBRACE project for the Cornwall Hospital’s Community Addiction and Mental Health Services. To view the poster in English Click Here – in French Click Here.
“Supporting a Family Member with Schizophrenia”
Practical Strategies for Daily Living
Sean Kidd, Dawn I. Velligan, Natalie J. Maples
For details Click Here
“It’s Not about Us: The Secret to Transforming the Mental Health and Addiction System in Canada”
‘If you or a loved one have been affected by addiction and mental health issues, and have tried to or wanted to advocate for change in the system, this book will help you know how to do that. ‘ For more information Click Here
“The Mentally Ill: How They Became Enmeshed in the Criminal Justice System and How We Might Get Them Out”
The Hon. Mr. Justice Richard D. Schneider
For the Research and Statistics Division
Dept. of Justice Canada March 2015
To access this resource CLICK HERE
VIDEO – The Importance of Empathy
We all are familiar with the benefits of feeling empathy, both for ourselves and for those who we are connecting with. This VIDEO is a great reminder why empathy is fundamental to our well being and provides an easy to understand teaching tool about the importance of empathy .
Centre of Excellence of Partnership with Patients and Public
A helpful resource for evidence-based engagement practices to assist stakeholders to better understand the key conditions for success needed for such engagement initiatives involving patient and families. Click Here
Family Caregiver Community of Interest website
A repository of articles and research on Family Caregiver
Institute for Patient and Family Centred Care
A Checklist for Attitudes About Patients and Families as Advisers Medical
Assistance in Dying Information Sheet for Families Information Sheet
A co-created document between hospital staff and patients and caregivers.
The Experience-Based Co-Design Toolkit Online Resource
A useful step-by-step method for understanding what a care experience is like and what needs to change created by the Change Foundation.
The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council
To view the Council’s recommendation- visit Better Mental Health Means Better Health