mental health

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Project seeks to connect targeted Central Alberta Black Muslim women with mental health services

‘Being both Muslim, Black and a woman puts multiple targets in their backs’

 

CMHA Central Alberta's Stephanie Rhodes and volunteer extraordinaire Fern Sheffield invite everyone to come down to the Giant Garage Sale.

Put your spring cleaning to work for local mental health services

Donations – and shoppers! – sought for CMHA Central Alberta’s Giant Garage Sale

  • Jun 13, 2022
CMHA Central Alberta's Stephanie Rhodes and volunteer extraordinaire Fern Sheffield invite everyone to come down to the Giant Garage Sale.
Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. Relatives of Uko, who killed himself hours after being dragged out of hospital by security, say they hope they will finally get the answers they’ve been looking for. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT

Parents remember B.C. man who killed himself after being turned away from hospital

Samwel Uko’s mom: ‘They robbed me of a son who did everything right’

Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. Relatives of Uko, who killed himself hours after being dragged out of hospital by security, say they hope they will finally get the answers they’ve been looking for. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT
Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. An inquest into his death just over two years ago has begun in Regina. Uko killed himself after failing to get mental health care from a hospital he visited twice earlier on the day he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT

Race affected care for B.C. man who killed himself after visiting Regina hospital: family

Abbotsford’s Samwel Uko had sought mental help at Regina General Hospital the morning before drowning

Samwel Uko is shown in a family handout photo. An inquest into his death just over two years ago has begun in Regina. Uko killed himself after failing to get mental health care from a hospital he visited twice earlier on the day he died. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook MANDATORY CREDIT
FILE - Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Red Deer recovery community on Nov. 19, 2021. (Advocate file photo)
FILE - Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions Mike Ellis at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Red Deer recovery community on Nov. 19, 2021. (Advocate file photo)
Journalists work in Toronto on Monday, July 18, 2016. A new report finds that members of Canada’s news industry are suffering “alarming” levels of work-related stress and trauma. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Journalists face ‘alarming’ levels of stress, trauma and harassment, report suggests

More than half of participants surveyed said they had experienced online harassment and threats

Journalists work in Toronto on Monday, July 18, 2016. A new report finds that members of Canada’s news industry are suffering “alarming” levels of work-related stress and trauma. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Climate scientists Kim Cobb, poses for a portrait at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Atlanta. She tells people when they are anxious about climate change, “there’s not going to be a win, a shining moment where we can declare success,” but “it’s never going to be too late to act. It’s never going to be too late to fix this.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

How climate scientists keep hope alive as damage worsens

‘Everybody’s climate midwife’ and others on the front line find and share hope through action

Climate scientists Kim Cobb, poses for a portrait at the Georgia Institute of Technology on Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Atlanta. She tells people when they are anxious about climate change, “there’s not going to be a win, a shining moment where we can declare success,” but “it’s never going to be too late to act. It’s never going to be too late to fix this.” (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**

‘Last resort’: Police forces struggling to provide support for people in crisis

Majority of police-involved civilian fatalities involve mental health or substances, says study

Anthony Heffernan, who was recovering from a drug addiction, was shot by police in a Calgary hotel room in 2015, is seen in this handout photo received May 6, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heffernan Family **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Alberta Health Services (Contributed)

Mental Health Week recognized in Red Deer

Mental Health Helpline operates 24/7

Alberta Health Services (Contributed)
FILE - A student walks down a hallway between classes at a high school in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning Wednesday, March 30, 2021. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Thursday, March 31, 2022, nearly half of U.S. high school students said they felt persistently sad or hopeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many said they suffered emotional or physical abuse by a parent or other adult in the home. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says

Pandemic took a toll on teen mental health, US study says

FILE - A student walks down a hallway between classes at a high school in Kansas City, Kan., on the first day of in-person learning Wednesday, March 30, 2021. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Thursday, March 31, 2022, nearly half of U.S. high school students said they felt persistently sad or hopeless during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many said they suffered emotional or physical abuse by a parent or other adult in the home. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Ponoka’s Chevi Rabbit, shown here with her niece Ceejay Courtright (left), credits her family and Cree culture for helping her deal with anxiety and depression stemming a homophobic attack in 2012. (Contrinuted photo)

Ponoka mental health advocate’s story is spotlighted in national TV spots

Chevi Rabbit said mental health should not be stigmatized

Ponoka’s Chevi Rabbit, shown here with her niece Ceejay Courtright (left), credits her family and Cree culture for helping her deal with anxiety and depression stemming a homophobic attack in 2012. (Contrinuted photo)

Mental health visits by doctors up 27 per cent in first year of COVID-19, study says

Mental health visits by doctors up 27 per cent in first year of COVID-19, study says

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Mullets to be worn around Central Alberta in March for mental health awareness

Mullets to be worn around Central Alberta in March for mental health…

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Chris Baert-Wilson, a senior Red Cross official, seen in Dartmouth, N.S. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, oversees the organization’s Friendly Caller program, which pairs volunteer callers with people feeling particularly lonely and isolated during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Chris Baert-Wilson, a senior Red Cross official, seen in Dartmouth, N.S. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, oversees the organization’s Friendly Caller program, which pairs volunteer callers with people feeling particularly lonely and isolated during the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
FILE - Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) watches against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. Once taboo topics such a battles with anxiety, depression or addictive behaviors are no longer suppressed and athletes around the world are speaking up: Lance Johnson of the Eagles Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons and both took leaves of absences from their teams. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Mental health among athletes spotlighted in tumultuous 2021

Mental health among athletes spotlighted in tumultuous 2021

FILE - Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson (65) watches against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021. Once taboo topics such a battles with anxiety, depression or addictive behaviors are no longer suppressed and athletes around the world are speaking up: Lance Johnson of the Eagles Calvin Ridley of the Atlanta Falcons and both took leaves of absences from their teams. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett at a news conference after the federal cabinet was sworn in, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Some provinces are pushing back against an election promise by the Liberals to offer a new mental heath transfer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett at a news conference after the federal cabinet was sworn in, in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. Some provinces are pushing back against an election promise by the Liberals to offer a new mental heath transfer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett during a Cabinet swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Trudeau appoints Bennett as mental health and addictions minister in new cabinet

Mental health advocates for mental health applaud focus on mental-health care

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health Carolyn Bennett during a Cabinet swearing in ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky

Most Canadians believe Facebook harms their mental health: survey

Vast majority also agreed Facebook amplifies hate speech

In this July 30, 2019, file photo, the social media application, Facebook is displayed on Apple’s App Store. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Amr Alfiky