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HR Innovation & Employee Wellness

Wednesday December 19, 2018


HR Innovation & Employee Wellness: How to Approach Workplace Mental Health

Hope and Me's Executive Director and CEO, Ann Marie MacDonald discusses how in the workplace the simple act of talking about something painful can be a catalyst for change. 

CTV News: 'Laughing Like Crazy'

Saturday January 25, 2014

CTV News: 'Laughing Like Crazy': Finding comedy in mental illness

Laughing Like Crazy

Mental illness can be devastating, but Pauline Chan looks at how empowering it can be to find humour in what a patient has conquered.

Global: Can the holidays affect someone’s depression?

Monday December 30, 2013

Joy and merriment is not what many feel this time of year. Experts say people should reach out to loved ones and ask “are you sad?” Crystal Goomansingh reports.

Perceived need for mental health care in Canada: Results from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey

Wednesday September 18, 2013


Past research and national survey data on Canadians’ perceived need for mental health care (MHC) have focused on unmet needs overall, and have not considered specifi c types of MHC needs or the extent to which needs are met.

Paint it black

Saturday January 14, 2012

Amy Kenny

Hamilton Spectator

April Mansilla used to paint all hours of the day and night. The ideas kept coming. She couldn’t settle down. She couldn’t stop. Many artists might envy her this, but Mansilla says it was false inspiration.

Mansilla, like 3 to 5 per cent of adult Canadians, is bipolar. Her disorder is marked by dramatic changes in mood, energy and behaviour, and characterized by extreme highs (mania) and lows (depression) that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few months.

Guelph artist in show Touched by Fire

Thursday December 8, 2011

Guelph Tribune

A local artist is among the more than 40 artists featured in a Toronto art exhibition and sale dedicated to works by people living with mental illness.

Susan Campbell’s work was chosen from more than 450 submissions to be shown at Touched By Fire, which takes place today (Dec. 8) at Coopers Fine Art Gallery in Toronto.

“Touched By Fire celebrates the resilience, creativity and tremendous courage of artists living with a mental illness,” said Mood Disorders Association of Ontario executive director Colleen Cowman in a news release.

Artists with Mood Disorders Ready to Unveil New Works

Wednesday December 7, 2011

Daniel Sellers, The Torontoist

Touched by Fire
Coopers Fine Art Gallery (111 Bathurst Street)
Thursday December 8, 5 p.m.–9p.m.
$10/free for people of low income

Two Oakville artists Touched By Fire selected for exhi

Thursday December 1, 2011

NORTH OAKVILLE TODAY – Two Oakville artists are being featured at Touched By Fire, a Toronto art exhibition and sale showing works by people who are living with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses. 
Works by R. David Foster and Mark Belvedere were chosen from more than 450 submissions by a panel of three judges to be shown at Touched By Fire on December 8, 2011. The event’s main aim is to support and celebrate artists, and to this end artists receive 100 per cent of the funds from the sale of their work.

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