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A unique self-help workbook to help in the recovery process

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Pathways to Recovery: A Strengths Recovery Self-Help Workbook by Priscilla Ridgway, Diane McDiarmid, Lori Davidson, Julie Bayes, et al. University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare.

Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion in a Globalized World (August 2005)

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Booklet: Responding to Older Adults with Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Gambling Challenges: A Guide for Workers and Volunteers (February 16, 2006)

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This concise, easy-to-read booklet was developed to help workers and volunteers better understand and recognize addiction and mental health issues in older adults. Understanding how these problems affect older adults can help people who work with them to respond more sensitively and effectively when difficult situations arise.

Bridging the Gap: A New Study of the Mental Health Needs of Afghan Youth in the GTA (November 9, 2005)

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EMYS has undertaken this study in collaboration with the Sabawoon Afghan Family Education and Counselling Centre, and Community Resource Connections of Toronto.

CAMH Housing Guide

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CAMH Housing Guide The guide is a concise resource that lists housing options and resources in Toronto for clients of mental health and substance use services. It is intended to assist workers, clients and family members in locating and accessing appropriate housing in the community.

CAMH Strategic Plan

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As Canadas largest addiction and mental health facility, CAMH has taken on an ambitious mandate: to transform lives. To accomplish this, we need to set our organizational directions strategically and renew them regularly - every three years. A strategic plan renewal process that began in late 2005 determined that CAMHs existing mission, vision, values and goals - which guided CAMH through 2003-2006 - are still relevant and inspiring. Building on these, CAMHs Board of Trustees has now set five new strategic directions to provide clarity and focus during these changing times. In May 2006, the Board unanimously approved the CAMH Strategic Plan for 2006-2009 (PDF only)  CAMHs mission, vision, values, goals and new directions.

Canada Newswire

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This is the place to go to read press releases. You can also subscribe to have press releases from specified organizations emailed to you as they are issued.

Canadian Mental Health Assocation (CMHA) Ontario Division

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CMHA Ontario Divison promotes the mental health of all individuals and communities in Ontario by providing leadership through knowledge enhancement, policy development, advocacy, and the advancement of best practices in service delivery.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto Branch web site

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CMHA Toronto promotes the mental health of all and supports the resiliency and recovery of people experiencing mental illness through services, education, advocacy and research

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) web site link

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's leading addiction and mental health teaching hospital. CAMH succeeds in transforming the lives of people affected by addiction and mental illness, by applying the latest in scientific advances, through integrated and compassionate clinical practice, health promotion, education and research. We have central facilities located in Toronto, Ontario and 26 community locations throughout the province. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was formed in 1998 as a result of the merger of the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, the Addiction Research Foundation, the Donwood Institute and Queen Street Mental Health Centre.

City of Toronto's 2007 Guide to services for people who are homeless (21 pages-pdf)

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This guide (PDF) provides a brief overview of the year-round services and supports available to people who are homeless in Toronto.

CLEOnet legal information

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Community Legal Education Ontario www.cleonet.ca has information in the areas of health and disability, housing, social assistance, human rights, and employment

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies

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For anyone who would like to learn what CBT is all about, this book is a good introduction. It is available from the Toronto Public Library for loan. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies, by Rob Willson and Rhena Branch, Chichester, West Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2006, 330 p.

Community Mental Health Evaluation Initiative (CMHEI)

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The CMHEI consisted of six core research studies that evaluated community mental health services and supports; a comparative multisite study; and a complementary project, Explaining Outcomes, which focused on the data collection tools that can be useful across a wide range of community support models, practices, and community settings.

Consumer/Survivor Initiatives: Impact, Outcomes & Effectiveness

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The effectiveness of Ontario's Consumer/Survivor Initiatives is outline in a paper written and produced through the joint efforts of CMHA Ontario Division, CAMH and the Federation. The paper is available in pdf format at the Federation's web site (link provided below):

Crisis Response Service Standards for Mental Health Services and Supports

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Determinants of Health, as listed on web site of Public Health Agency of Canada

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Early Intervention in Psychosis Web Resources

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An additional web resource is www.gethelpearly.ca

Fact Sheet Promoting Consumer Community Integration

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The fact sheet entitled, Promoting Consumer Community Integration and Supporting Recovery for Family Members and Supporters is available as a free download through the The UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration. The two-page fact sheet includes suggestions for ways in which family and friends can help support the recovery of people with mental illnesses.

Findhelp Information Services (formerly Community Information Toronto)

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This is the online database of community information.

Forms and Applications- Mental Health-Related, Ontario Ministry of Health

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French Language Mental Health and Addictions Web Resource (created by CAMH, Toronto, Ontario)

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This new resource, released in Fall 2006, now equips family physicians and other healthcare providers with Francophone patients with a new tool to help them support those they care for with mental health and addiction problems. This site offers visitors general information on addiction and mental health issues, treatment options and available programs, as well as materials for use with clients, families and other healthcare professionals. The site carries the most up-to-date, evidence-based resources available, and users can be confident that all the informaiton is accurate. Until now, there has been nothing like this around.

Guide to CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto)

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The Guide to CAMH provides a brief and handy look at all the programs and services at CAMH with contact numbers and locations. It is constantly being revised and updated.

Happiness 101- An Overview of Positive Psychology

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This article from the January 7, 2007 edition of the New York Times Magazine provides a good overview of positive psychology.

Health Canada's Mental Health Site

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Health Promotion 101 Free Online Course in Health Promotion

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This course will help people familiarize themselves with essential health promotion concepts and, in so doing, will help raise the profile of health promotion in Ontario.

Health Promotion Ontario Web Site

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Henson Trust Handbook

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This handbook is for families who want to help support a relative who receives ODSP benefits. It explains how you can help your family member without affecting their ODSP benefits. ODSP (Onatrio Disability Support Program) is the program for providing social assistance in Ontario to persons who have a physical or mental disability.

History of Madness Course Outline Ryerson University Fall 2006

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Attached is a pdf file containing information about a really interesting course taught by David Reville and Jim Ward at Ryerson University. If you are looking for reading material on this topic, there is plenty listed here.

How to obtain copies of the Final Report of the Senate Standing Commitee on Social Affairs, Scieince and Technology: "Out of the Shadows"

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Printed, bound copies of this report are available and may be ordered from the Committee at no charge.

Indicators of Well-being in Canada HRSDC web site

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This new HRSDC website presents comprehensive, up-to-date information on the well-being of Canadians and Canadian society, and how that may be changing over time. Includes links to info about : Work, Learning, Financial Security, Family Life, Housing, Social Participation, Leisure, Health, Security, Environment. How many Canadians have a paying job? What levels of education do we have, and how does that compare with other countries? What proportion of marriages end in divorce? How long can we expect to live? Have there been any big changes over the last 20 years or so? This website helps to answer such questions. Developed by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), its purpose is to systematically present measures and report on various aspects of well-being that are important to Canadians. http://www4.hrsdc.gc.ca/home.jsp?lang=en

INFORMATION IN OTHER LANGUAGES

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Information on Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care MIS and Common Data Set - Mental Health

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If you would like more information and updates on Community Mental Health and Addiction Management Information System (CMH&A MIS) and Common Data Set - Mental Health (CDS-MH) reporting, please visit the FIM website: www.mohltcfim.com. Since it is a private website, you will be prompted for a username/password. Please use the following: Username: healthcare (all lower case). Password: ontario (all lower case).

Intensive Case Management Service Standards for Mental Health Services and Supports

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International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership

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The field of mental health and substance abuse has been focusing on identifying evidence of best practices and services that will enable and support consumers in their recovery. Consumers include adults with mental illness and children with emotional disturbances (and their families). Historically across many countries there has been little investment in understanding how provider organisations can develop effective leaders. Such leadership includes the ability to locate, understand and adapt benchmarked excellent organisational practices and develop robust organisational and managerial skills. IIMHL is a 'virtual' agency that works to improve mental health services by supporting innovative leadership processes.

International Recovery Perspectives: Implications, Innovations, Implementation- Toronto, November 16 and 17, 2006

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Above is the link to the Family Outreach and Response Program web site where you will find full information about this conference, including the conference program, workshop presentations and other contents of the CD which was distributed to conference attendees. At the FOR web site home page, select 'International Recovery Conference 2006' from the menu on the left side of the page to access this information.

Internet and Mental Health- the videos and power point presentations from this conterence held in 2009 are now available at the URL below:

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Job Searching in Toronto's Mental Health Sector

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Link to Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto branch web site

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CMHA Toronto promotes the mental health of all and supports the resiliency and recovery of people experiencing mental illness through services, education, advocacy and research

Link to information on 2008 international recovery conference held in Toronto; includes participant biographies, handouts and Powerpoint presentations

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Making It Happen Framework: Operational Framework for the Delivery of Mental Health Services and Supports (Ontario, 1999)

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Making It Happen: Implementation Plan for Mental Health Reform (Ontario, 1999)

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Making It Work: Policy framework for employment supports for people with serious mental illness (Ontario, 2002)

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Mental Health Accountability Framework (Ontario)

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Initially, the framework will apply to community mental health agencies / programs, hospitalsponsored mental health programs, and the four specialty mental health hospitals. Conceptually, the framework has been developed with a view to its eventual applicability to the entire mental health system.

Mental Health Act (Ontario)

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The Mental Health Act in Ontario is a law that governs how people are admitted to psychiatric facilities, how their mental health records are kept and accessed, their financial affairs are handled, and how people can be released into the community.

Mental Health Implementation Task Force Reports (Ontario)

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In 2000 and 2001, nine regional task forces were established by the Minister of Health and Long-Term care. The task force's mandate was to focus on developing recommendations for regional and local improvements to mental health services across the province, in accordance with the ministry's mental health policy, Making It Happen (1999). The following Mental Health Implementation Task Forces were established: Northeastern Ontario, Northwestern Ontario, Champlain Region, Southeast Region, Central South Region (Hamilton), Toronto-Peel, Central East (Whitby), Central East (Penetanguishene) and Southwest.

Mental Health Notes (CMHA Ontario)

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A free biweekly newsletter published by CMHA, Ontario, featuring mental health news and events. To submit news for Mental Health Notes, send complete details to news@ontario.cmha.ca. Submissions may be edited for publication. All submissions are subject to approval, and CMHA, Ontario reserves the right to refuse any submission at its sole discretion.

Mental Health Promotion for People With Mental Illness- A Discussion Paper

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This paper explores the potential of mental health promotion for people with mental illness.

Mental Health-Related Videos Available on the Web

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Navigating Mental Health Services in Toronto Order Form

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Network Magazine (CMHA Ontario)

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Network is CMHA, Ontario's popular magazine that brings together different perspectives on issues important to everyone with an interest or involvement in community mental health.

New Resource Guide Booklet Being There- When Mental Illness Strikes Someone Near You (February 17, 2006)

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"Being There: When Mental Illness Strikes Someone Near You" is a practical resource booklet for companions (a friend, family member or co-worker) of someone experiencing a mental health problem.

On-Line Proposal Writing Course

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The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and The Health Communication Unit are pleased to present the online edition of Strategies for Effective Proposal Writing.

Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs

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Ontario Health Promotion E-mail Bulletin

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The Ontario Health Promotion E-mail Bulletin (OHPE) is a weekly newsletter for people interested in health promotion. It is produced by the Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse and The Health Communication Unit.

Ontario Health Promotion Practitioners' Web Site

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Ontario Program Standards for ACT Teams

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Ontario's Ministry of Health Promotion

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Operating Manual for Mental Health Services and Addiction Treatment Services (Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling Services) Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care - December 2003

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This is the official MOHLTC operating manual, in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. Please note that it is subject to continuous change so sections may be out-of-date.

Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (November 1986)

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Personal Health Information Protection Act (Ontario)

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The Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 is a new provincial law that governs the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information within the health care system. The object is to keep personal health information confidential and secure, while allowing for the effective delivery of health care services.

PowerPoint slide show about Health Promotion and Mental Health Promotion, by Jennifer Poole

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Attached is an excellent PowerPoint slide show compiled by Jennifer Poole in September 2006.

ProblemGambling.ca web site set up by CAMH's Problem Gambling Project

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This new web site, set up by CAMH's Problem Gambling Project in early 2007, consolidates the different problem gambling resources available in Ontario and makes them available on one web site.

Program Framework for Mental Health Diversion/Court Support Services

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Program Policy Framework and Service Standards for Mental Health Services and Support

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These reports cover early intervention in psychosis, crisis response services, intensive case management services, ACT teams, and mental health diversion/court support services.

Program Policy Framework for Early Intervention in Psychosis

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Promoting Mental Health: concepts, emerging evidence, practice: summary report (World Health Organization, 2004, 70 pages)

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Psychiatric Patient Advocates Office (PPAO) Infoguides and Rights Guides

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Here is a list of all Infoguides and Rights Guides available for downloading from the PPAO's web site, as of April 17, 2007. Please check the PPAO web site for newer information.

Public Health Agency of Canada's Mental Health Web Site

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Quality of Care Information Act (Ontario)

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The level and commitment to care that all persons are entitled to throughout Ontario.

Secret Handshake

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The first and only diagnositic specific peer group/network in Canada for people with Schizophrenia. Our recovery model is simple and practical.

Settlement.org

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This site provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario.

SHAD Background Document

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SHAD Literature Review

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This review examines local, national and international literature on models and best practices of culturally competent supportive housing that is geared specifically to meeting the needs of racialised and ethnic minority persons with mental health and/or addictions issues.

SHAD Toolkit

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This toolkit, released in 2008 by Toronto's SHAD (supportive housing and diversity) group, provides a framework and it outlines anti-oppressive and culturally competent practices and principles that can guide a process of organizational change.

Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives

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ed. Dennis Raphael, Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., 1994, xii, 435 pages This book is the result of a conference on "Social determinants of health across the life-span" held at York University in Toronto in November 2002. To view the full Table of Contents of the book, click on the URL for the Ryerson University Library below, enter the title of the book, then click on the blue "More Information" icon.

The Justice Process: A Guide for Families

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Toronto Central LHIN 2007-2010 Integrated Health Service Plan Now Available on the Web

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The first Toronto Central LHIN Integrated Health Service Plan is now available for viewing on the web. Below is a link to it, as well as to Appendix H which contains the Mental Health and Addictions part of the plan.

Toronto Central LHIN Newsletters

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Please follow this link to access the newsletters published by the Toronto Central LHIN.

Toronto Early Intervention in Psychosis Network's Website

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Toronto Public Library

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The Toronto Public Library's computerized catalogue is online at this site. You can search the catalogue and request books to be deliverd to your nearest local library branch.

Toronto Public Library Bibliography - Depression - Alternative and Complementary Remedies

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Toronto Public Library Bibliography - Depression and Bipolar Disorder

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Toronto Public Library Bibliography - Schizophrenia

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Toronto Public Library bibliography mental health mental illness and psychiatry

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University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Culture, Community and Health Studies Compendium of Web Resources: Cultural Psychiatry Links and Mental Health Fact Sheets in Multiple Languages

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University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Culture, Community and Health Studies Home Page

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The mission of the Culture, Community and Health Studies (CCHS) Program is to provide academic leadership in cultural and community mental health.

University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry Culture, Community and Health Studies Listing of Ethnocultural Mental Health Programs and Services in GTA

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Web site for women of colour dealing with depression (June 17, 2005)

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Webcast on Evidence Base for Consumer-Driven Services

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The speakers, Drs. Judith Cook, Jean Campbell, and Lisa Razzano discuss the evidence base for consumer-operated, delivered, and centered services, where people control the kinds of help they get, from whom, and in what settings

Webcasts available from Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation has a number of webcasts available in its online archives.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Cumulative Table of Contents

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The Cumulative Table of Contents lists all articles which appeared in the Newsletter beginning with the first issue, along with a brief description of each article.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 1, Toronto, March 2006

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a new newsletter produced jointly by the Consumer Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto and Community Resource Connections of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 2 June 2006

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 3 September 2006

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 1 Issue 4 December 2006

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 1 March 2007

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 2 June 2007

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 3 September 2007

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 2 Issue 4 December 2007

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 1 March 2008

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 2 June 2008

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 3 October 2008

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 3 Issue 4 January 2009

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 4 Issue 1 June 2009

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

Wellness and Recovery Newsletter Volume 4 Issue 2 December 2009

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The Wellness and Recovery Newsletter is a joint publication of the Health Promotion Program of Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT) and the Consumer/Survivor Information Resource Centre of Toronto.

World Health Organization Fact Sheet No. 220 "Mental Health: Strengthening mental health promotion"

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World Health Organization Mental Health Atlas 2005

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To mark World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the World Health Organization (WHO) publishes the newly updated World Health Organization Mental Health Atlas 2005. It shows that global resources for people suffering from mental and neurological disorders are grossly insufficient to address the growing burden of mental health needs, and are unequally distributed around the world.

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