March 09, 2017

Notes from Kim: School Violence

In response to this recent article in the Hamilton Spectator: School violence is a crisis, and parents need to speak up, Kim Moran, CEO, CMHO writes: The writer noted that…
March 08, 2017

Right Care, Right Place, Right Time

We are sharing here a letter sent to the Globe and Mail by Louise Lemieux White, co-founder of Families for Addiction Recovery. The letter wasn't published in the news, but…
March 01, 2017

Are You Ready to Change the View?

Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO), in partnership with Teachers Life, is hosting our annual video contest, Change the View. The contest provides a positive outlet for youth (ages 13 -…
February 22, 2017

Shannon Speaks Out Against Bullying

Guest post by Shannon from The New Mentality Shannon is a 20-year-old mental health activist with a focus on intersectionality and First Nations rights. She has been sharing her story…
February 21, 2017

Bullying Prevention Tips by Ann Douglas

Guest blog by Ann Douglas Ann is the author of numerous books about pregnancy and parenting and the creator of The Mother of All Books ® series, which have sold…
February 21, 2017

Kim on Bullying #pinkshirtday

Many, many kids who struggle with mental illness are the target of bullying. Our Youth Action Committee, a group of youth leaders from across the province, tell us over and…
February 17, 2017

Take Time this Family Day

For me, Family Day is a time when I think about the importance of family to mental wellness, and I think about all of the families struggling as they support…
February 17, 2017

Give Kids a Boost

Children’s Mental Health Ontario welcomes its newest member, Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre (CYAC). Located in Toronto, Boost CYAC is committed to eliminating abuse and violence in the lives…
January 24, 2017

Let's Talk Children's Mental Health

Thanks to Bell Let’s Talk Day, issues around mental health will be top of mind for many Canadians on Jan. 25. For our part, Children’s Mental Health Ontario encourages youth,…
January 09, 2017

It makes good financial sense for Ontario to invest in…

As we usher in a new year many of us have or are setting personal and financial goals for the next 12 months. The Province of Ontario is also planning…
December 29, 2016

Another Young Life Lost to Suicide…it’s time to take Action

In response to the Toronto Star Article Patients Suffer Over Gap Between Physical & Mental Health Care The loss of Alex Hurst is a painful reminder that Ontario is not…
December 19, 2016

Make Children’s Mental Health a Priority in the Health Accord

As health and finance ministers from across Canada gather in Ottawa today for negotiations on the new Health Accord for Canada, Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) is urging provincial and…
December 02, 2016

Ontario’s Children Waiting up to 1.5 Years for Urgently Needed…

Children’s Mental Health Ontario Calling on Province to Increase Funding for Services for Children, Youth (TORONTO/OTTAWA – Nov. 29, 2016) Children and youth in urgent need of mental healthcare are…
December 01, 2016

Simple Solutions, Serious Issues

The solution to having better children’s mental health care is simple. When children or youth first start to show signs of mental health issues they need to get the right…