mental health

January 28, 2019

What does someone dealing with a mental health issue look like? They look like your neighbour, your colleague, your friend, your loved one, maybe even you. That’s because in any given year, one in every five Canadians is affected by a mental health problem or illness – meaning you, or someone...

#GetLoud
May 8, 2018

Mental health is an important part of our overall health, and throughout our lives most of us will experience ups and downs. Just as positive thinking or an optimistic attitude can have a big impact on both our physical and mental health, life’s stressors such as difficult events or...

CYMHSU
May 7, 2018

We need to keep the passion alive! - Dr Rummy Dosanjh, GP, CYMHSU Community of Practice.

May 7th is Child and Youth Mental Health Day, and through the Institute of Families I Care About You campaign, we all have the opportunity to acknowledge and commit to preserving the mental...

President's Blog: Gone Too Soon
April 9, 2018

I lost a friend and colleague this week to suicide. A talented, compassionate rural physician who was dedicated to working to meet the needs of the community. A physician who thought deeply and considered health from a global perspective. In the time I knew this individual they often challenged...

January 30, 2018

I do not remember the topic of mental illness ever being directly discussed in my home while I was growing up. Certainly there were those among our friends and family who suffered from depression, anxiety, alcoholism, substance abuse and dementia to name a few, but a combination of ignorance and...