September 10, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day at CMHO Agencies Across Ontario

Today is World suicide prevention day, a day where we give people hope and let them know that suicide is preventable. At CMHO agencies across Ontario, our members are working…
September 10, 2019

Early Intervention Saves Lives: World Suicide Prevention Day

Annually on World Suicide Prevention Day, Children’s Mental Health Ontario works with our partners and Ontario families to raise awareness about suicide prevention, to reduce stigma around mental illness and…
August 23, 2019

Expert Tips on Back to School Anxiety

For many families, the new school year is exciting. Parents are relieved at the prospect of a quieter house, kids are looking forward to more time with friends and some…
May 28, 2019

13 Reasons Why: Resources

This week Netflix released Season 2 of their series "13 Reasons Why" based on the 2007 novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. In general, most have found that this…
May 05, 2019

Join Us for Children's Mental Health Week!

This week, from May 5th to 11th, it is Children’s Mental Health Week. This is a week where we draw attention to the issues that children, youth and families face…
March 27, 2019

Our Youth are Demanding (and Deserve) Mental Health Care

 Written by Caralyn Quan, Program Manager, The New Mentality Kim Moran, CEO, Children’s Mental Health Ontario Please Note: If you, your child or someone you know is experiencing a mental…
March 14, 2019

"We All Want the Same Thing" - A Presentation to…

The following is a transcript of a presentation to the Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs from the CEO of St. Clair Child and Youth, Sue Barnes. In the…
March 07, 2019

When We All Do Better - Raising the Age of…

This January, Youth Mental Health Advocate Evan Rodgers, presented this statement to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. This is his story. Good afternoon, my name is Evan…
February 26, 2019

Funding for Kids with Complex Mental Health Issues

The following is a presentation given to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs during January 2019 in Chatham-Kent to MPPs looking for public input on the 2019 budget. Chatham-Kent…
February 15, 2019

One Family's Trauma: How Mental Illness Impacts Siblings, Parents and…

Jeff Warner, Guelph For Jeff Warner’s youngest sons, it was the trauma of growing up with an older brother suffering complex mental illness that triggered anxiety. For nearly a decade,…
February 06, 2019

One Family's Story

Michele and Lloyd Sparling, Oakville When Michele and Lloyd Sparlings’ son was in Grade 2, he started to show signs of anxiety; he was often worried or afraid and went…
January 30, 2019

Frozen at the Front

Standing up in front of a classroom full of teenagers is a daunting challenge for anyone, it’s a tough crowd to please and they’re all zeroed in on you. Yet…
December 18, 2018

Perfection Doesn’t Matter: Supporting your Child with Mental Health Issues…

Written By Tina Szymczak I am not going to mince words with you. The Christmas holidays when our oldest son was little were HARD. He struggled with noise and large…
December 18, 2018

Getting Through the Holidays: Tips from the Mother of a…

Written by Brynne Burgess Being a parent or caregiver of a child under 6, with special needs, can be difficult around the Holidays. You will be gathering with family, extended…