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Many people living with a mental illness report that negative stereotypes about mental illness, and the resulting potential for discrimination, cause them more suffering than the illness itself. As a result, two thirds of those suffering from mental illness are too afraid to seek the help that they need.

Mental illness affects people of all ages and from all walks of life. It can take many forms, including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. Most individuals find ways to live with their illnesses but how they are treated by others often proves to be more of a challenge than the illness itself.

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Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is awarding two doctoral fellowships valued at up to $5,000 each to recognize and support mental health and addictions services research. Funds can be used for knowledge dissemination activities (e.g. conference attendance or publication fees), project-specific needs, or stipendiary support of the applicant.

Learn more at: https://grad.uwo.ca/finances/western_funding/CMHA.html

NEWS RELEASE

December 19, 2018 – The winter season brings increased demand for health services along with holiday closures between Christmas and New Year’s. Influenza and seasonal injuries such as fractures drive this surge, leading to longer than usual wait times for those who don’t require immediate emergency care. Knowing where to go for care is vital this time of year, especially with the early start to the flu season, which may leave hospitals at, or over, capacity.

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Get Up To Standard

HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW

  • Mental illness costs $50 billion a year.
  • It affects 7.5 million Canadians.
  • That is about 20% of the population.

A global first, “The Standard” is a set of voluntary guidelines, tools and resources to prevent psychological harm, and promote psychological health. The Standard is voluntary. But your duty isn’t: there are 7 branches of law that emphasize an employer’s duty to protect, promote and accommodate psychological health and safety. Think about your ethics, and your bottom line, and get up to standard

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Interested in pursuing French-language post-secondary studies in Ontario? Well, there’s even more reason to apply to Collège Boréal for next school year.

The college has partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division to launch a unique fundraising initiative that reminds students about the importance of positive mental health on campus and throughout the province.

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