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Lack of mental health services for youth leaves serious problems undetected for years

May 29th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Lack of mental health services for youth leaves serious problems undetected for years)

B823374166Z.1_20170529071052_000_GCM1T0VAD.2_GalleryAn unprecedented demand by young Canadians for mental health services is forcing universities, businesses and governments to quickly respond. Data collected from across the country and interviews with experts shows the extent of the problem. [Image by Carlos Osorio, Toronto Star]

At age 18, Kimberly could no longer come up with a reason to live. The Toronto university student locked the door to her parents’ garage, stepped onto a stool in the middle of the room and looped an electrical cord around her neck. “It’s something I couldn’t explain,” recalls Kimberly, who asked that her last name not be published. “I didn’t understand what was going on in my head … You want to give up.”  Read the rest of this article at The Toronto Star…

#GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 7

May 7th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on #GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 7)

This May 1-7, turn up the volume. It’s the 66th Annual CMHA Mental Health Week and we’re getting loud for mental health. During Mental Health Week, Canadians take the time to reflect on their mental health. But we do more than just reflect. We get loud about it.

#GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 7

May 7th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on #GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 7)

This May 1-7, turn up the volume. It’s the 66th Annual CMHA Mental Health Week and we’re getting loud for mental health. During Mental Health Week, Canadians take the time to reflect on their mental health. But we do more than just reflect. We get loud about it.

#GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 6

May 6th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on #GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 6)

This May 1-7, turn up the volume. It’s the 66th Annual CMHA Mental Health Week and we’re getting loud for mental health. During Mental Health Week, Canadians take the time to reflect on their mental health. But we do more than just reflect. We get loud about it.

#GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 6

May 6th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on #GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 6)

This May 1-7, turn up the volume. It’s the 66th Annual CMHA Mental Health Week and we’re getting loud for mental health. During Mental Health Week, Canadians take the time to reflect on their mental health. But we do more than just reflect. We get loud about it.

#GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 5

May 5th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in events | news & views - (Comments Off on #GetLoud for #MentalHealth — Day 5)

This May 1-7, turn up the volume. It’s the 66th Annual CMHA Mental Health Week and we’re getting loud for mental health. During Mental Health Week, Canadians take the time to reflect on their mental health. But we do more than just reflect. We get loud about it.