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How virtual reality is being used to treat mental health issues

Virtual reality is now becoming a means to treat addiction and other mental health related issues. The immersion that virtual reality brings can be used as a coping strategy to guide those who struggle with mental health issues through tense situations. Many of those simulated... Read more

Thunder Bay hospital plans to redesign emergency department for mental health patients, seeks funding

The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is in the midst of planning for a redesign of their emergency department, in order to cater to the growing number of mental health and substance-use patients in northwestern Ontario. Peter Voros, the hospital's executive vice-... Read more

Workplace stress a main cause of mental health issues, study finds

It is estimated that one in five people in the work force are experiencing some degree of a mental health issue. In any week, 500,000 Canadians call in sick due to mental health problems or illness. This is not only costly for businesses, but also affects the level of... Read more

Calgary public transport used to display art for mental health awareness

For the next few weeks, the Calgary public transport is displaying artwork to promote mental health awareness. The project, "Recognition... Validation... Reassurance...," is added to buses, trains, and billboards with the help of more than 130 average Calgarians aged 16 to late ... Read more

New York, Virginia become first to require mental health education in schools

The mental health conversation, as of recently, with the untimely passing of two prominent figures-Kate Spade, and Anthony Bourdain, has been on high alert. More initiatives and conversations have spurred that New York and Virginia became the first two states to enact laws... Read more

Pilot program aims to connect North Van students with mental health supports

Mountainside, a North Vancouver alternate school, is one of the few schools in its district that provides mental health support to its students. Many students struggle to find where they can receive help when they are battling mental health issues, but with a pilot program... Read more