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Author: Amber St. Louis

Parents lend their experiences to cannabis research

New community-based research explores cannabis consumption during pregnancy and parenthood

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Feeding on isolation

The first week of February marks Eating Disorders Awareness Week, a national public awareness campaign dedicated to shedding light on the reality of eating disorders (EDs) and the people they affect.

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Don’t leave your mental health out in the cold

In Canada, most people are all-too-familiar with the physical challenges of working through the winter. From dressing to driving, the importance of changing the way we operate to protect ourselves from the cold goes without question.

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Promoting life in headlines and households

MHCC champions a variety of suicide pre- and postvention resources.

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dressing the tree in the care home

Giving the gift of self-care

The holiday season is synonymous with giving. Many of us dedicate our time and attention to causes close to our hearts and to people in need of support. For unpaid or family caregivers, though, giving is more than a seasonal gesture of goodwill.

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Rooted in community

In 2018, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Burin Peninsula became the first of eight communities to sign on to the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC’s) Roots of Hope project — a community-led suicide prevention initiative that aims to prevent suicide with strategies adapted to the local context.

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Working toward mental wellness

If there was ever a need for crisis training, it was during the onset of COVID-19. That’s one reason the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) stepped into the breach by offering virtual training to more than 5,139 essential workers, who took over 574 courses between April and October.

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An opportunity like no other

A call for communities to join our Roots of Hope Early Adopters initiative.

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What we need, when we need it

How one group is making strides toward better access to psychotherapy

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