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CMHO will be posting a new weekly web series featuring stories from parents and youth who have experienced high quality treatment at one of Ontario's Child & Youth Mental...
In 2018 The New Mentality will host 10 safeTALK trainings in partnership with Children and Youth Mental Health Agencies and one post-secondary institution in Ontario. This...
CMHO will be posting a new weekly web series featuring stories from parents and youth who have experienced high quality treatment at one of Ontario's Child & Youth Mental...
Written By Karen Young, Member of The New Mentality's Youth Action Committee   When I graduated from high school and looked ahead to the next five years in post-secondary...
Written By CMHO CEO, Kim Moran   I want to encourage parents to contribute to the development of the new health curriculum, as a key subject is mental health.  Schools are a...
Written By CMHO CEO, Kim Moran   This year it’s Back to School….and now in our house it’s off to College.  Transitions are hard for my daughter and this is a big one.  It’s...
Written By Dr. Marjory Phillips   As the kids head back to school, some parents may notice anxiety persisting in their children even after the school year begins. Here are some...
Written By Dr. Marjory Phillips   As we transition from the relaxing days of summer into the busy fall schedule and back-to-school season, it is an important time to support...
Annually, September 10th marks World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). This year’s theme is ‘Take a minute, change a life.’ Canada’s current youth suicide rate is the third highest...
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 program...
By Mary-Anne Leahy Recently, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and some of its nearly 100 mental health service providers met with Ontario MPPs and the Ontario Finance Minister...
Written By: Kaitlinn Gammon Kaitlinn Gammon is one of the new co-chairs of The New Mentality's Youth Action Committee I was 16 years old when I first experienced a numbing...
Written By: Robin Tiplady, Board Member at the Sudbury Child and Family Centre As presented to the 2018 Ontario Budget Committee  Recently, Children’s Mental Health Ontario...
Written By: Joshua Tillson  (Youth Advocate, Sudbury) As presented to the 2018 Ontario Budget Committee  Recently, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and some of its nearly 100...
Written By: The George Hull Centre As presented to the 2018 Ontario Budget Committee  Recently, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and some of its nearly 100 mental health...
Written By Clarissa Arthur, Youville Centre, Ottawa  As presented in January 2018 to the Ontario Budget Committee  Recently, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and some of its...
Guest post by Shannon from The New Mentality Shannon is a 21-year-old mental health activist with a focus on intersectionality and First Nations rights. She has been sharing her...
When Moving on Mental Health was announced at our Children’s Mental Health Conference in November of 2012, then Assistant Deputy Minister Aryeh Gitterman pledged a sweeping...
Written By Jocelyne Bédard, President of the Board of Directors for Child and Family Center. As presented to the Standing Committee for Economic and Financial Affairs in January...
Written By Kim Moran, CEO of Children’s Mental Health Ontario. Recently, Children’s Mental Health Ontario and some of its nearly 100 mental health service providers met with...
Written By Kim Moran  For the full blog, click  HERE to view on Huffington Post #BellLetstalk has helped lift a veil on mental health knowledge and done a lot to reduce stigma,...
Children’s Mental Health Ontario recently hosted its 5th Twitter chat, along with parenting author Ann Douglas and Toronto Police officer and anti-bullying advocate, Laurie...
Written By Jaydon Turgeon   My name is Jaydon Turgeon. I am a youth mental health advocate and a member of Children's Mental Health Ontario's Youth Action Committee.  Among...
Written by Elyse Schipper Executive Director of Parents Lifelines of Eastern Ontario   Every day we answer calls from parents who are devastated, terrified, and completely at...
Written By Kim Moran Today is Blue Monday and was reportedly first started 10 years ago, when a marketing firm claimed that the third Monday in January was the most depressing...
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,...
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 gatherings....
Written by Children’s Mental Health Ontario with clinical advice provided by Children First, Crossroads Children’s Centre and Central Toronto Youth Services Many Ontario...
Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) released findings today from a recently commissioned survey
New research shows one in four Ontario parents missed work to care for their child with mental health issues and 4 in 10 who sought help are still waiting or didn’t get help at...
Every year, October 10 marks World Mental Health Day supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). The theme for 2017 is Mental Health in the Workplace. According to the WHO...
Written by Kim Moran. CEO of Children's Mental Health Ontario.   I was privileged to meet with parents in Thunder Bay on Thursday night at The Children’s Centre, to talk about...
Annually, September 10th marks World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). This year’s theme is ‘Take a minute, change a life.’ Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) represents more...
Annually, September 10th marks World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). This year’s theme is ‘Take a minute, change a life.’ Canada’s current youth suicide rate is the third highest...
CMHO, along with parenting author Ann Douglas, Toronto Police anti-bullying advocate Laurie McCann and CMHO CEO Kim Moran, are hosting a Twitter Chat on Thursday September 7,...
As many of you know, my daughter Lauren has an anxiety disorder and when things are spiralling out of control Obsessive Compulsive Disorder creeps in as well. This year is going...
Check out this great opportunity from the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. The Centre is launching a new, competitive funding opportunity for...
The recently released 2017 UNICEF Report Card ranks the world's 41 high-income countries on issues of the welfare of children and youth. On youth suicide, UNICEF ranks Canada the...
A wave of green is sweeping over Ontario this week to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health Week (May 1-8). More than 70 sites in communities across the...
Recently, Children’s Mental Health Ontario, along with parenting author Ann Douglas and Toronto Police officer Laurie McCann, hosted a Twitter Chat. A Twitter Chat is basically...
In a recent twitter Chat, we heard from parents, service providers, health care workers, educators and youth. So many people expressed their personal experiences, shared their...
In a recent twitter Chat, we heard from parents, service providers, health care workers, educators and youth. So many people expressed their personal experiences, shared their...
In a recent twitter Chat, we heard from parents, service providers, health care workers, educators and youth. So many people expressed their personal experiences, shared their...
In a recent Twitter Chat, we heard from parents, service providers, health care workers, educators and youth. So many people expressed their personal experiences, shared their...
In a recent Twitter Chat, we heard from parents, service providers, health care workers, educators and youth. So many people expressed their personal experiences, shared their...
Is Netflix’s new series “13 Reasons Why” too disturbing for kids to watch?  A collection of perspectives written by youth, parents and mental health professionals. 13 Reasons...
* By Mary-Anne Leahy Congratulations to Nicole D'Souza who has been a strong leader at The New Mentality for kid's mental health and was recently recognized with a volunteer...
A 16-year-old from our neighborhood is in the emergency department today.  She swallowed a bottle of pills because she wanted to kill herself. Her family emigrated to this...
In response to this recent article in the Hamilton Spectator: School violence is a crisis, and parents need to speak up, Kim Moran, CEO, CMHO writes:   The writer noted that...
We are sharing here a letter sent to the Globe and Mail by Louise Lemieux White, co-founder of Families for Addiction Recovery. The letter wasn't published in the news, but we...
Guest blog by Ann Douglas Ann is the author of numerous books about pregnancy and parenting and the creator of The Mother of All Books ® series, which have sold over half a...
Many, many kids who struggle with mental illness are the target of bullying.  Our Youth Action Committee, a group of youth leaders from across the province, tell us over and over...
For me, Family Day is a time when I think about the importance of family to mental wellness, and I think about all of the families struggling as they support kids with a mental...
Children’s Mental Health Ontario welcomes its newest member, Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC). Located in Toronto, Boost CYAC is committed to eliminating abuse and...
Thanks to Bell Let’s Talk Day, issues around mental health will be top of mind for many Canadians on Jan. 25. For our part, Children’s Mental Health Ontario encourages youth,...
As we usher in a new year many of us have or are setting personal and financial goals for the next 12 months. The Province of Ontario is also planning a new budget and looking at...