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New Service for Inmates with Serious Mental Illness

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on July 11, 2013 at 3:00 AM
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New Service for Inmates with Serious Mental Illness

June 5, 2013

Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, will be joined by partners at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to announce a new early intervention service for inmates with serious mental illness.

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2013
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Queen Street site

Doctors Association Building

101 Stokes St., Room 1106

Toronto

NOTE: Driving westbound on Queen Street West, about 1km past Bathurst Street, turn left onto Workman Way. Turn right onto Stokes Street. Building is on the left.

Surface parking is available throughout the CAMH site. For Doctors Association Building, parking entrance is west of building on corner of Stokes Street and Gordon Bell Road. Follow the purple “P” sign.

CONTACTS

Craig MacBride
Minister Meilleur’s Office
416-325-8282

Brent Ross
Communications Branch
416-324-7024

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
http://www.ontario.ca/safety

 


 

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Donna Kakonge at Mad Pride 2013 on July 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 25, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Join Donna Kakonge as she talks about the issues surrounding the book How To Talk To Crazy People at Mad Pride 2013 part of the Mad Think Tank Series: Mad Movement Thinking In and Out of School.

For more information on Mad Pride 2013 and other events taking place, please check out this website:

http://www.madprideto.com/

The event takes place at 6:00 p.m. at 246 Sackville Street in Toronto, ON

See you there!

Also, although I do not drink, Liquor is being served :-).

How to Talk to Crazy People By Donna Kakonge Reviewed by Joseph Maldonado, MS

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 20, 2013 at 1:31 PM

How to Talk to Crazy People

By Donna Kakonge

Reviewed by Joseph Maldonado, MS

Many different types of people, for many different reasons, read memoirs about mental illness. Some may be suffering from an illness themselves and are looking for guidance or inspiration. Some may have questions as a result of their friend’s or family member’s suffering. Others may be professionals in the mental health field. Then there are those who simply find such stories interesting. Donna Kakonge’s How to Talk to Crazy People is a memoir that will appeal to all such readers. Read the rest of this entry »

Book Review on “How to Talk to a Crazy People”

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2013 at 3:00 AM

By Kathy Milton-Tapley

Donna Kakonge’s new book on “How to Talk to a Crazy People” gives a rare and honest account of

mania, depression and psychosis.  She depicts a revolving-door syndrome of being admitted to psychiatric  hospitals, when she refuses to take her medication.  Donna searches for relief from bipolar mood disorder in dreams, mediums, channelling, many boyfriends, frequently changing jobs, and travel to Uganda.  Read the rest of this entry »

Last Day To Get How To Talk To Crazy People Before the 24th – ENTER CODE FELICITAS

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Destigmatizing Mental Illness: Mental Illness Awareness Week October 2-8, 2011

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on October 3, 2011 at 6:26 PM

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Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health promotes mental illness awareness, announces recipients of Ninth Annual Champions of Mental Health Awards

September 30, 2011 @ 08:00AM

Ottawa, ON – The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is getting ready to kick-off Mental Illness Awareness Week 2011 on October 2rd – a week dedicated to raising awareness of the level of mental illness in Canada and reducing the stigma associated with mental health issues.

“Although we have come a long way since this campaign started almost 20 years ago, the stigma of mental illness persists,” said CAMIMH Chair Dr. John Higenbottam. “Through this campaign, CAMIMH celebrates those with the courage to speak out about their experiences with mental illness and acknowledges the great work being done by individuals and organizations across the country to advance the cause.”

Each year during MIAW, CAMIMH hosts the Champions of Mental Health Awards. The awards will be presented to five distinguished leaders in the mental health field at a gala event held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on October 5th. The theme of the 2011 event is sharing and collaboration. Champions have spoken openly about their own experiences, advocated for much-needed research, and supported programs encouraging diagnosis, treatment, and care for those affected by mental illness across Canada.

The 2011 Champions of Mental Health are:

Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Labour
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Public Sector

George Cope
President and CEO, Bell Canada and BCE Inc.
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Private Sector

Dr. Martin Antony
Chair, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Research

AMI-Quebec
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Community (Organization)

David Granirer
Founder, Stand Up For Mental Health
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Community (Individual)

CAMIMH’s year-long Face Mental Illness campaign shares inspirational stories of Canadians from coast-to-coast affected by mental illness. Campaign materials were distributed in English and French to thousands of organizations across Canada. These materials feature the five “Faces of Mental Illness”, selected to share their exceptional stories of recovery. They are:

Harmony Brown, a public speaker, mental health advocate and non-profit housing employee from Toronto, Ontario; Jeremy Bennett, an author, professional speaker and television personality from St. John’s, Newfoundland; Roberta Price, a mother, grandmother, and member of the Coast Salish Peoples in Richmond, British Columbia; Shana Calixte, who is completing her PhD in Women’s Studies at York University, is the leader of a community organization, and a loving partner and parent from Sudbury, Ontario; and Steeve Hurdle, a support worker at a homeless shelter in Sherbrooke, Québec.

“Our Faces demonstrate that it is possible to overcome the challenges associated with mental health issues and lead full, rewarding and productive lives”, said MIAW 2011 Chair, Dr. Pamela Forsythe. “These individuals are truly exceptional, and help spread the campaign’s message to all Canadians that Recovery is Possible.”
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About Mental Illness Awareness Week
Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) was established in 1992 by the Canadian Psychiatric Association to raise awareness of the level of mental illness in Canada, reduce the stigma attached to mental illness, and promote the positive effects of best practice in prevention, diagnosis and medical treatment. Since that time, participation has grown to include not only other professional associations but also community groups, primary care facilities, educational institutions, family support centres and individuals. For more information on MIAW, please visit http://www.miaw-ssmm.ca.

About MIAW Sponsors
Mental Illness Awareness Week and the Champions of Mental Health Awards cannot take place without the support of dedicated sponsors. They are Bell, Fleishman-Hillard Canada, Lundbeck Canada, Janssen, Lilly, Bristol-Myer Squibb and Rx&D.

Februrary – The Month of Celebrity Suicide

In Beauty, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Writing (all kinds) on March 7, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Angela Rotundo Writes about the Suicide of People Such as Alexander McQueen – Photo Courtesy of Nebp.org.uk

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Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
Online Story 5
By Angela Rotundo
Headline: February – The month of Celebrity Suicide

As the end of the month came near, February proved to be the most depressing month of the year thus far. In the closing weeks, there were three celebrity-related suicide deaths, proving that even the lifestyles of the rich and famous cannot escape the demons that come with depression.

The first to reach the tragic status that comes with suicide was a fashion icon, Alexander McQueen. On February 11th, he was found dead that morning by his housekeeper at his home on Green Street, in London.

The second celebrity to take his own life was former Growing Pains actor Andrew Koenig. After it was reported he went missing, his body was found in a Vancouver, British Columbia park.

The last was notably most tragic since it was the suicide of a celebrity’s child that rendered its attention. Michael Blosil the teenage son of singer Marie Osmond was found dead outside of his apartment after apparently jumping to his death.

Since then the surge of depression ads and celebrity emotional outpour has flooded the airwaves. Everyone from actor Jim Carrey to singer Alicia Keys feeds the public with their own views on how to deal with depression.

According to ABC News, Alicia Keys confessed to a two-year bout of depression. But the singer-songwriter said she can work through her depression.

“Pain … it’s just an immediate feeling that drives me to write. But now I can say that even in joy I can express myself,” Keys told the Toronto Sun in 2009.

It’s evident that this recent boost in celebrity suicide will drive depression-driven companies to promote the message that “you’re not alone” more than ever.

For more information, go to
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/celebrity-depression-deaths-highlight-antidepressant-questions/story?id=9983063

Touched By Fire

In Beauty, Contact Information, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 24, 2009 at 2:18 AM
Touched By Fire - November 24, 2009
This is the third annual evening of Touched By Fire, celebrating the
remarkable work of artists across Ontario with mood disorders.
This extraordinary art show and sale will be held at the prestigious
Royal Ontario Museum and admission is absolutely free.
Please send an RSVP to carlinb@mooddisorders.on.ca
or 416 486-8046, x222.
Thursday, November 26
7 pm until 10 pm
The Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6

Proposal to University Health Network

In Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 24, 2009 at 5:45 PM
Donna Kakonge Writes About the Plans She Has For an Upcoming Documentary - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Donna Kakonge Writes About the Plans She Has For an Upcoming Documentary – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Proposal - October 24, 2009

First of all, I would like to thank the selection committee for taking the time to review my application. I would also like to thank those people who made the UHN documentary at the Toronto General Hospital Psychiatric ward possible.

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