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Dec2015

Why I Speak Up

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Eight years ago, when I first started to notice symptoms, I didn’t associate them with mental illness. I thought that months of 100-hour work weeks had tired me out, and that a couple of days off work (and some willpower) would fix me. A short time later, I ... Read More
December 14, 2015admin

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Oct2015

Getting sick

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I have tried a hundred times to describe what “getting sick” means to me. I can pull on science, data, facts and symptoms. I can tell you all about my anxiety, depression, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and agoraphobia. I can rip myself open and show you the scars of ... Read More
October 7, 2015admin

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Oct2015
The diagnosis was out: “agoraphobia with panic disorder”. It was the beginning of the rest of my life… Everything changed so quickly… I made my way through the psychiatric hospital, the youth centers and the group homes, after only 4 years, I had moved and changed schools over 7 times ... Read More
October 7, 2015admin

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Feb2015
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is a non-profit organization comprised of 18 national health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness. Established in 1998, CAMIMH provides collaborative national leadership to assure individuals living with mental ... Read More
February 16, 2015admin

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Feb2015
Implement Canada’s mental health strategy. National leadership (federal, provincial, civil society) can create an action plan to address mental illness and mental health 1) Increase the proportion of health spending devoted to mental health from 7% to 9% 2) Increase the proportion of social spending devoted to mental health by ... Read More
February 16, 2015admin

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Feb2015
Responses 1. Economic Recovery and Growth Given the current climate of federal and global fiscal restraint, what specific federal measures do you feel are needed for a sustained economic recovery and enhanced economic growth in Canada? The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) strongly encourages the Federal Government to ... Read More
February 16, 2015admin

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Feb2015
Truth Number One: Equitable access to psychological services across Canada for people living with mental health problems and mental illnesses does not exist! The availability of different forms of treatment varies greatly from place to place. Truth Number Two: The services of psychologists are not funded by provincial health insurance plans ... Read More
February 8, 2015admin

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Feb2015
The law affects nearly every aspect of our lives. We have laws that regulate common activities such as driving a car and renting an apartment and laws that deal with crimes such as robbery and other threats and challenges to society. The criminal justice system represents any interaction with the ... Read More
February 8, 2015admin

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Feb2015
Mental Illness touches us all, but to quote Chris Summerville: “Today is the best day to have a mental illness […]. Mental Illnesses are treatable, and recovery is Possible.” Listen to this inspiring TEDx talk given by Chris Summerville, Chief Executive Officer of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada and member ... Read More
February 8, 2015admin

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Nov2014
(Download PDF) November 20, 2014 The Honourable Joe Oliver, P.C., M.P. Minister of Finance 140 O’Connor Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0G5 Re: Supporting the Extension of the Mental Health Commission of Canada Dear Minister Oliver, On behalf of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) we are writing to reaffirm our commitment to a renewed mandate ... Read More
November 26, 2014admin