Archive for February 8th, 2012
Being homeless is tough. Being homeless with a mental illness compounds the problem. In part one of a special series on mental health we’ll look at a groundbreaking new Lawson Research Institute study focusing on homeless youth with addiction and mental health issues.
They are the things we do in the normal course of a day, going to appointments, preparing meals, even tidying up at the end of the day. But for some those routine tasks can be challenging. The St. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Team has developed a program to help clients overcome those challenges. Gerry Dewan explains.
It’s the way we stay connected, Facebook, Twitter, smart phones, and iPads. But new technology has a way of leaving some people behind. As Gerry Dewan tells us a research project being undertaken by staff at St. Joseph’s Regional Mental Health Care is trying to make sure that doesn’t happen.
This is Bell Let’s Talk Day. The day that shines a light on mental health issues. Of course mental illness takes a very human toll but it’s also a big problem for businesses. In fact, by the year 2020 it’s expected depression will be the leading cause of employee disability in Canada. Managing mental illness in the workplace was the focus of a special workshop in London today. It was organized by Family Service of Thames Valley to help businesses better recognize mental health issues, and put policies in place to help employees.