For international students in Canada, winter can be a SAD experience
That first winter in Canada can be more than a simple adjustment in clothing for international students. Sometimes they are impacted by Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Trials show video games have potential to ease Canada’s paediatric mental health-care crisis
As children’s mental healthcare becomes harder to access in Canada, video games could be the solution to getting treatment to kids who need it.
The Royal strives for ‘hospital without walls’ to address mental health issues, substance use — and stigma
Mental health issues and illnesses, including substance use, have been on the rise in Ontario in the past decade. The Royal Ottawa Hospital is expanding their services to meet this need in the community.
Ottawa photographers explore mental health issues through a gripping exhibit at SPAO
Stay Silent, Drift Deep is the latest exhibit presented at the School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa, and it features mental health-inspired pieces by four local photographers.
More access to mental health services vital to meet increased demand during pandemic, say advocates
This year’s World Mental Health Day highlighted inequities that exist in the health-care system about accessing services for mental health. Here is what advocates in Ottawa have to say.
Alcohol-related deaths up during pandemic with anxiety, depression likely factors
Statistics Canada reports show increased alcohol mortality, likely due to barriers in accessing treatment amid COVID-19.
H.E.L.P. on offer: Ottawa charity raises money for those facing mental health struggles
Whether it’s by running, walking, or riding horseback, Ottawans are doing what they can to raise money for mental health.
Experts call for more resources after Mental Health Act service calls jump during COVID-19
The number of service calls under Ontario’s Mental Health Act has jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recovery Day in Ottawa underlines the need to end stigma around mental health issues, substance use
Mayor Jim Watson officially declared Sept. 17 as “Recovery Day” in Ottawa. Recovery Day Ottawa also unveiled plans for next year’s new WOW Festival.
Coping with COVID: Making art helping people handle the stress of the pandemic
Art has been helping people cope with the stress of the pandemic.
Land-based healing offers treatment program for youth rooted in Indigenous culture
Many Indigenous peoples are turning to land-based healing programs to help them reconnect with their roots and to cope with the traumas they have faced.
The pandemic piles on: Parents caring for children with disabilities face even more stress, loneliness and isolation
Lack of community support, doubled with isolation, has resulted in increased anxiety among parents caring for children with disabilities