mental health

An example of a child’s artwork during the COVID-19 pandemic is shown in a handout. Many of the children’s drawings show people alone, haunted by shadowy spectres, or worse, their own thoughts.The researcher behind the childart.ca project says the virtual gallery of illustrations by Canadian kids and teenagers showcases a wide variety of visions of the pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-childart.ca

‘This is too much’: Art shows children’s struggles during pandemic, says researcher

Recurring themes include confined figures, screaming faces and gory imagery

 

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan, 23, 2020 file photo, Nintendo Switch game consoles are on display at Nintendo’s official store in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. The finding comes as video game sales this year have boomed as more people are stuck at home because of the pandemic and many countries have once again imposed limits on public life. The paper released Monday, NOv. 16, 2020 is based on survey responses from people who played two games, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Study suggests video games can help mental health

Oxford University researchers

  • Nov 16, 2020

 

Police cars block the Saint-Louis Street near the Chateau Frontenac, early Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Quebec City. Extra mental health supports are available for those in Quebec's capital, which was shaken by a deadly sword attack on Halloween night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Quebec invests $100 million in mental health care following fatal sword attack

Quebec invests $100 million in mental health care following fatal sword attack

Police cars block the Saint-Louis Street near the Chateau Frontenac, early Sunday, November 1, 2020 in Quebec City. Extra mental health supports are available for those in Quebec's capital, which was shaken by a deadly sword attack on Halloween night. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League President Bill Chow speaks during a SJHL press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Regina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Chow is hoping a new funding arrangement announced Monday will push conversations about mental health — and subsequent actions — even further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell

Mental health awareness, suicide prevention program now available across CJHL

Fifth Line Foundation and NHL Foundation partner

  • Nov 2, 2020
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League President Bill Chow speaks during a SJHL press conference at the Ramada Hotel in Regina, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Chow is hoping a new funding arrangement announced Monday will push conversations about mental health — and subsequent actions — even further. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michael Bell
Lee Kvern visits with her sister Jody, 62, who has lived at Michener Centre for 43 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Lee Kvern visits with her sister Jody, 62, who has lived at Michener Centre for 43 years. (File photo by Advocate staff)
People wait in line in an alleyway at a COVID assessment centre at St. Michael’s Hospital, in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. A new survey suggests Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
People wait in line in an alleyway at a COVID assessment centre at St. Michael’s Hospital, in Toronto, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. A new survey suggests Canadians continue to experience mental health difficulties due to the pandemic, with one in four saying their stress level is higher than during the first COVID-19 wave. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Angela Marie MacDougall, executive director of Battered Women’s Support Services, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It’s like a pressure cooker in the house:’ Calls to helplines jump during pandemic

Urgency and severity of many callers’ situations have intensified

Angela Marie MacDougall, executive director of Battered Women’s Support Services, poses for a photograph in Vancouver, on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pictures, words and feelings all create chemical responses in the body. Hypnosis can help you change your thoughts and relieve stress.

A tiger is chasing you!

Stress can make your body feel like it’s under attack, and hypnosis can help you gain control

  • Sep 7, 2020
Pictures, words and feelings all create chemical responses in the body. Hypnosis can help you change your thoughts and relieve stress.
Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report

A study by Morneau Shepell points to economic uncertainty in the pandemic as the cause for angst

Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Psychiatric nurse John Obelienius and Const. Adam Christie are members of Red Deer’s Police and Crisis Team. The initiative has been underway in the city since 2011, and predates recent calls urging police to respond to mental health crises with specialized expertise. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Police and psychiatric nurses team up in Red Deer

Working to assist those dealing with mental health crisis

Psychiatric nurse John Obelienius and Const. Adam Christie are members of Red Deer’s Police and Crisis Team. The initiative has been underway in the city since 2011, and predates recent calls urging police to respond to mental health crises with specialized expertise. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Police sometimes bring patients to the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka, but community peace officers are regularly contracted to work there. A former patient said this is heightening fear and tension among patients. (Black Press file photo).
Police sometimes bring patients to the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka, but community peace officers are regularly contracted to work there. A former patient said this is heightening fear and tension among patients. (Black Press file photo).
Area teen crowned Miss Teenage Central Alberta

Area teen crowned Miss Teenage Central Alberta

Sophia Lia, 15, earned the crown in her first pageant and is spreading the message of mental health

Area teen crowned Miss Teenage Central Alberta
Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care

Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care

Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care

Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care
The grand opening of Amethyst House in Red Deer included Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen and Coun. Michael Dawe. (Advocate file photo).

Canadian Mental Health Association gets $5,000 more to pay for the Amethyst House move

City council is covering the $5,000 shortfall out of provincial funds

The grand opening of Amethyst House in Red Deer included Red Deer-Mountain View MP Earl Dreeshen and Coun. Michael Dawe. (Advocate file photo).
The majority of Canadian military personnel have been ordered to isolate at home because of COVID-19 to ensure they’re healthy for whenever the Forces are asked to assist with the pandemic or a natural disaster. Around 85 per cent are believed to be staying home. CP photo

Troops urged to seek help as use of mental-health services hits ‘all-time low’

It’s not clear why troops are no longer calling the military’s help lines

The majority of Canadian military personnel have been ordered to isolate at home because of COVID-19 to ensure they’re healthy for whenever the Forces are asked to assist with the pandemic or a natural disaster. Around 85 per cent are believed to be staying home. CP photo
Singer/musician Ryan Langlois is walking for 30 days to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer singer/songwriter performs second-annual walk-a-thon for mental health

Ryan Langlois is supporting a 24-hour crisis counsellor

Singer/musician Ryan Langlois is walking for 30 days to raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Advocate file photo).
Demand outstripping resources at mental-health clinics for veterans: documents

Demand outstripping resources at mental-health clinics for veterans: documents

OTTAWA — Demand for service has been outstripping the resources available to…

Demand outstripping resources at mental-health clinics for veterans: documents
Catholic schools’ mental health program receives funding boost

Catholic schools’ mental health program receives funding boost

Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation provides $10,000

Catholic schools’ mental health program receives funding boost