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Cannabis and Mental Health

Now that non-medical cannabis is legal in Canada, there is a need to address the gaps that currently exist in the literature on cannabis and mental health. To inform policy and research agendas, the Mental Health Commission of Canada funded a team of experts from the University of Calgary to conduct an environmental scan and...

Measuring Stigma Related to Opioid Use


Learn about the Opening Minds Provider Attitudes Toward Opioid Use Scale (OM-PATOS), geared to those in the helping professions that may respond to or care for people living with opioid use or at risk of overdose or poisoning: paramedics, fire or police services workers, health-care and social-care providers, pharmacists, counsellors, etc. Discover how to use...

Suicide Risk Assessment: Overview of Best Practices and Considerations


Although suicide is preventable, rates in Canada have remained relatively stable over the last two decades. The assessment of suicide risk by clinicians and mental health professionals plays a key role in detecting risk and preventing suicide. We invite you to learn more about the process of assessing suicide risk and its role in life...

Fall Cannabis Webinar Series – Emerging Research and Implications – Webinar 2

Title: Clinical & Mental Health Implications I This webinar features research aiming to fill the knowledge gaps in clinical populations treated for substance use disorders, cannabis use disorder and psychosis. New evidence on the different ways to use cannabis and how sex and gender influence substance use will be explored. Register here!

Fall Cannabis Webinar Series – Emerging Research and Implications – Webinar 3


Title: Clinical & Mental Health Implications II  This webinar will build upon themes from the previous webinar and focus on research seeking to understand the potential for cannabis as clinical treatment for various mental and physical conditions (e.g., depression, autism, concussions, and post-traumatic stress disorder) and across different populations. Register here!

COVID-19 and Early Childhood Mental Health in Canada Webinar


With the pandemic’s unprecedented effects, including layoffs, relationship strain, competing caregiver demands, service losses and disruptions, and uncertainty about in-person learning, parents are more stressed out than ever before. Without adequate support, high stress levels threaten to disrupt children’s socio-emotional development and long-term mental health, especially as worsening mental health and substance use fall along...

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

On this, the anniversary of the violent act at Polytechnique Montréal that claimed the lives of 14 women, we pause to remember all those we’ve lost to gender-based violence in Canada. Each year, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women reminds us of the ongoing need to invest in programs and...

Association québécoise de prévention du suicide – Talking about suicide

Talking about suicide isn’t easy — the most important conversations rarely are — but as the Association québécoise de prévention du suicide (AQPS) reminds us, talking can save lives. The campaign calls on everyone, from individuals to government bodies, to help put an end to suicide in Quebec and across the country. If you haven’t...