Privacy and Your Mental Health Records

In response to questions from consumer/survivor communities, a series of brochures have been created to inform people about their privacy and consent rights under the provincial privacy law, called the Provincial Health Information Protection Act. 


Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale is Back

The Touched By Fire Art Exhibition and Sale is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year. With 86 works of art being featured, it's going to be bigger than ever!

Registration Deadline Extended: Laughing Like Crazy Youth Program

As highlighted in a recent blog by Emma Ardal, Associate Director of our Laughing Like Crazy program, we are running a Laughing Like Crazy program this fall for young people aged 19 to 24. 

We've just extended the deadline for registration to Tuesday, November 1, 2011. There's no charge to attend the program. All you need to do is take a moment to fill out the registration form, and send it back to us before the deadline.

Finding the Right Support System - Friends

One of our participants graciously shared her experiences talking to her friends about her mental health condition. We asked if we could share her thoughts on our blog, so more people could benefit from what she has learned. Happily, she agreed!

In Maddison's Words:

Mental Illness Awareness Week Campaign Features our Volunteer

It's Mental Illness Awareness Week, a time for all of us to talk about mental health and what each one of us can do to ensure people living with a mental illness and/or addiction get the support and care they deserve. 

New: Laughing Like Crazy Youth Program

I'm really excited to be gearing up for the next Laughing Like Crazy program.

This group is going to be a lot of fun because for the first time we're focusing on a specific age range - young adults. We've always had particiapnts from across the age spectrum, but this time we're focusing on the those bewteen 19 and 24.

Help Make Mental Health and Addictions an Election Priority

Election day in Ontario is quickly approaching - October 6, 2011.


Time to let the leaders of Ontario's four political parties know that they must make mental health and addictions care a priority.


Laughing Like Crazy Comedy Troupe Available for Bookings

Looking for unique entertainment for your AGM, event or meeting? Check out the Laughing Like Crazy comedy troupe!

Telling Stories: My Recovery

Last fall, 20 people started an eight-week series of workshops where they were coached and trained in writing their personal stories of recovery from mental health issues. After the eight weeks, the 10 participants shared their stories publicly at a performance in Toronto.

Reprieve for the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office

At the end of June, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care proposed that the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office be moved from the Ministry  to the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario. Founded in 1983, the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office provides advocacy, rights advice and education, in particular to patients confined in hospital.



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