Crisis Message: 

Are you in crisis? Call the nearest distress centre. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

Ask Dr. Goldbloom: Mental Health First Aid
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Ask Dr. Goldbloom: Mental Health First Aid

(From CAMH) In any given year, one in five Canadians experiences a mental health or addiction problem. The earlier it can be detected and treated, the better the outcome. CAMH’s Senior Medical Advisor, Dr. David Goldbloom, talks about the ways you can help someone going through a mental health emergency.

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Survivors Of Suicide Loss Day - Slideshow
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Survivors Of Suicide Loss Day - Slideshow

MHCC and CASP presents an online slideshow about Canadian Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOSL). This presentation is accompanied by an original song, “This Face,” donated by Canadian singer/songwriter Tony True, whose father died by suicide. 

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MHCC accepts Excellence Canada's 2014 Gold Level Award ...
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MHCC accepts Excellence Canada's 2014 Gold Level Award for Mental Health at Work®

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has accepted Excellence Canada's 2014 Gold Level Award for Mental Health at Work®. The award recognizes the MHCC’s leadership in promoting workplace mental health through championing and implementing The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. The Canada Awards for Excellence program recognizes outstanding achievements by organizations across a range of categories focused on quality, innovation, health, and wellness.

This video was shown at the Excellence Canada awards event on October 30, 2014 

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Mary Walsh and the Standard
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Mary Walsh and the Standard

Comedian Mary Walsh provides her unique perspective on the issue of workplace mental health in this video supporting the Mental Health Commission of Canada's National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety.

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MHCC Workplace Webinar #13 - The Working Mind: Reduce Stigma...
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MHCC Workplace Webinar #13 - The Working Mind: Reduce Stigma, Increase Resiliency, and Promote Workplace Mental Health and Wellness

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is hosting a series of webinars on the last Wednesday of every month at 12:00 p.m. ET to take stock of what employers are already doing to improve the workplace and brainstorm ways to continue the momentum.

The thirteenth webinar took place on September 24, 2014 at 12 p.m. ET with guest speakers Laura Smith, Workplace Health Promotion Coordinator, Capital District Health Authority, Claudia Canales, Manager-Workplace Projects, Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada and Andrew Szeto, PhD, Research Scientist, Opening Minds, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary.

  • Register for future webinars
  • Download the voluntary National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace 
MHCC Suicide Prevention Webinar Series #7
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MHCC Suicide Prevention Webinar Series #7

Title: Connecting Canada while Supporting Individuals’ Emotional and Mental Health

Description: According to the Canadian Community Health Survey (2012), 10 per cent of Canadians have reported mental health problems or substance dependence in the last 12 months. However, individuals who accessed distress line services (e.g., crisis lines), had a significantly higher number of discussions about mental health problems and mental illness than the national average, with calls of this nature reflecting 20 per cent of all topics of conversation.

This webinar examines the role of distress lines in supporting individuals who are suicidal or experiencing mental health crises. It also focuses on the establishment of a national toll-free number, and how the Canadian Distress Line Network is working to achieve this goal. 

Speakers: 

Elizabeth (Liz) Fisk – Executive Director – Distress Centres of Ontario; Executive Team, Canadian Distress Line Centre;
Karen Letofsky – Executive Director, Distress Centres Toronto;
Janet Smith – Program Manager, Manitoba Farm and Rural Support Services; Manitoba Suicide Line (Manitoba).

MHCC Webinar on Formalized Peer Support: The Road to Recover...
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MHCC Webinar on Formalized Peer Support: The Road to Recovery

On March 19, the MHCC presented a webinar entitled The Road to Recovery: The Value of MHCC's Peer Support Guidelines in Strengthening Your Organization's Policies, Programs and Practices. Listen to Kim Sunderland, co-author, speak about the Guidelines and hear about the experience of two organizations who are successfully implementing formalized peer support programs. The recording is one hour in length.

To find out more, please download the Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Support.

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