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Families are key to recovery

My name is Adina Hauser, and I am a social worker and therapist in Toronto, Ontario. I have over a decade of experience working with youth, young adults, and their families with complex mental health and substance use disorders. I have been involved on a volunteer basis with Eli’s Place now for a few years, supporting the development of the model of care and evaluation strategies for the future of Eli’s Place. I am proud to support such an important and vital addition to our system and our community.

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Stigma around mental health remains pervasive and powerful

We are facing a mental health crisis. 1 in 5 Canadians struggle with a mental illness and suicide is the number one health related cause of death for young people in Canada. One of the factors that is contributing to the mental health crisis is stigma.

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COVID-19 has added to the mental health crisis: digital tools can help

This post was contributed by Dr. Deanne Simms, President and CEO of ThriveSpace Health and Wellness, a company that enhances digital health care. She is also the Clinical Director of the Ontario Structured Psychotherapy program at the Canadian Mental Health Association – York Region and South Simcoe. We are very fortunate to have Deanne as a member of our Board of Directors.

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Why is gratitude so hard for some of us to express?

Snow covered treesIt seems that life without appreciation is like a meal without flavour, or living in a world without colour or one without music. We set aside one day of the year for Thanksgiving, but mostly spend it eating too much. 

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Hope and Healing: The efficacy of a farm based therapeutic community for those with serious mental illness

Image of snowy farm fieldRural. Residential. Recovery based. These are the 3 Rs of the Eli’s Place model.  It’s a place that helps young adults with serious mental health challenges (such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other serious mental health challenges) to rebuild and regain their lives.

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