Tuesday, July 03, 2007

"Mind Matters: BC's Mental Health E-news"

Mind Matters is published by the Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) BC Division. Delivered to your email box each month, Mind Matters contains "CMHA news, programs, resources and events in BC, as well as:

  • mental health news and research
  • new mental health programs and resources in BC
  • public education events
  • courses, workshops and conferences for people with mental illness, family, friends, caregivers, advocates, and health/mental health professionals.

The following selected headlines from the June 2007 issue of Mind Matters provide an example of the range of information available:

  • Coping with Suicidal Thoughts ... a short guide
  • New Look and Video Resources for AnxietyBC Website
  • DepressionLifelines.ca is a new website that connects you to the knowledge accumulated by mental health organizations across Canada
  • The latest edition of CMHA Ontario Division's Network magazine, now available online, reflects on the theme of social inclusion
  • Family Matters – A Tool for Teens is a new online resource from mindyourmind.ca
  • New Website for Parents of Kids with Special Needs--Our Special Kids is a web resource for parents of children with special needs who are looking for information relevant to their situation and understanding from others
  • Planning Guidelines for: Mental Health and addiction Services for children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disability is available in PDF format at http://www.healthservices.gov.bc.ca/
  • Working Effectively With Interpreters in a Mental Health Setting
  • BC Launches Pilot Program for Parents of Children with Mental Illness
  • Scientists Encouraged to Focus on Psychological Needs of Cancer Survivors
  • Mental Illness Targeted by Workplace Screening Program
  • Movie Mondays in Victoria
  • Frames of Mind Mental Health Film Series – I Have Tourettes But Tourettes Doesn’t Have Me
  • New Writing Group for People With Mental Illness

Read back issues or subscribe to Mind Matters at http://www.cmha.bc.ca/news_events/enews.