1st Break 2nd Break

One trait of a successful blog is content.  This new segment will be broken up in two parts.  1st Break, which focusing on articles & news related to mental health.  2nd break, focusing on current events affecting our community.

1st Break

Can You Really Solve Mental Health Problems With an App? – (Beth Skwarecki-Vitals via Lifehacker)

If you’re struggling with a problem like anxiety or depression, making an appointment with a professional may be the last thing you feel up to doing. Apps and online services promise that help is just a few taps away, and in some cases they may be the right choice for you.  continue to article…

 

Why DIY solutions for mental health are on the rise in Toronto – (Michelle Da Silva-Now Toronto)

Eighteen years ago, Shelley Marshall attempted suicide. The writer, performer and mental-health advocate survived, but when it came time to get help, she felt like resources were limited. She wasn’t welcome into a suicide survivors group because her illness wasn’t deemed severe enough. She tried another group for children of survivors (Marshall’s father died by suicide), but also had trouble getting in. After an eight-month wait, she was finally admitted into a program at CAMH.  continue to article…

Video:  No Fixed Address: Rental market for Torontonians on disability ‘absolutely horrible’ – (CBC News)

 

CAMH’s Queen Street Expansion Breaking Ground This Fall – (Greg Lipinski-Urban Toronto)

A proponent team has been awarded a contract for the development of Toronto’s CAMH Phase 1C on Toronto’s West Queen West. Infrastructure Ontario and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have selected a consortium named ‘Plenary Health CAMH’ to carry out the development of two new buildings within CAMH’s 27-acre Queen Street campus, which is bounded by Shaw Avenue on the east and White Squirrel Way on the south and west ends. continue to article… 

 

2nd Break

2 new cases of Mumps confirmed in Toronto, total up to 28 cases – (680 News)

Toronto’s total number of confirmed mumps cases grew to 28 Tuesday, with two more cases from the Toronto District School Board testing positive for the virus.  The outbreak began last month and an investigation was launched after 14 people tested positive for the virus. continue to article…

Mayor John Tory’s executive committee approves plan for $3.35 billion one-stop Scarborough subway – (Jennifer Pagliaro –the Star)

With no certainty on funding from other levels of government or certainty on costs, Mayor John Tory’s executive committee supported moving ahead with a one-stop subway extension in Scarborough Wednesday.  While critics called the plan estimated to cost at least $3.35 billion an “albatross” that is destined to be a “colossal mistake,” Tory and supporters said they were “diligently” moving ahead with the plan as promised while contradicting evidence from city staff on the benefits of a subway. continue to article…

Are Toronto’s new green bins working?  Dead raccoons may hold the answer – (Jeff Gray –The Globe and Mail)

Suzanne MacDonald, an associate professor of psychology and biology at York University, does research on all sorts of exotic creatures, including apes, lions and even the pandas at the Toronto Zoo. But her work on that infuriatingly ingenious masked urban pest, the raccoon, inevitably gets all the attention. For her current project, every few months she takes a baby scale and a measuring tape and writes down the weight and length of up to 20 frozen, dead raccoons, collected by city staff after run-ins with cars. continue to article…

 

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-Mental Notes

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