With school back in session, parents and teachers are preparing children to learn but also to stay safe, most commonly from physical injuries and illnesses. However, a safety topic that too often goes overlooked is mental health. […]
The world got pretty dark for Morinville resident Wesley Jones, so dark in fact that he attempted to take his own life two summers ago. But sitting across from him in a local coffee shop to talk about the experience and the road of life since, one can hardly imagine it. Jones sits upright, bright and positive about his direction and his mission. That mission is to find people the support that was not there when he needed it most. […]
Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers of Health have agreed to a Common Statement of Principles (CSP) on Shared Health Priorities. The Principles will focuses on improving Canadians’ access to mental health and addiction services, as well as to home and community care. […]
Creating new addiction treatment beds is among several immediate actions the province is taking in response to the Valuing Mental Health report, which is now available on the Alberta Health website. […]
Seniors and their families will have access to current mental health information and frontline health professionals who can help following the launch of the Government of Canada’s Seniors’ Mental Health Initiative. the project is a partnership between the government, Shoppers Drug Mart and the Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health (CCSMH). […]
Alberta Auditor General Merwan Saher’s report issued Monday found that Alberta Health “failed to properly execute” a five-year strategy on mental health and addictions, announced by the PC government in 2011.