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Mental Health

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    Canadian Centre for Effective Practice has developed resources for the care of adults living with mental health and addiction. Keeping Your Patients Safe: A Guide to Primary Care Management of Mental Health and Addictions-related Risks and Functional Impairments Tool is designed to assist primary care providers in identifying, assessing and managing risks in a patient with diagnosed, undiagnosed or changing mental health conditions.

    Reference: Canadian Centre for Effective Practice (2017). Adult Mental Health. Retrieved from https://thewellhealth.ca/mentalhealthrisk 

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    This Ontario LHINs resource includes videos to assist health care staff to develop cultural competency when working with indigenous communities. This provides self-esteem and cultural safety to indigenous communities.

    Reference: Retrieved from http://www.lhins.on.ca/Pan-LHIN%20Content/Provincial%20Aboriginal%20LHIN%20Network/Advancing%20Aboriginal%20Cultural%20Competency.aspx 

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    The CCSMH has developed guidelines including The Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in Long-Term Care Homes, as well as guidelines on a range of related topics such as Delirium, Depression and Suicide Prevention.  Website: http://www.ccsmh.ca/en/projects/ltc.cfm

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    The Canadian Mental Health Association website offers free resources on mental health, including depression, bipolar disorder, grief and mental illness. Local chapters include important workshops, including Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).

    Reference: Canadian Mental Health Association Website Retrieved from http://www.cmha.ca

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    This CNA Nurse One learning module helps nurses to work together to reduce stigma and promote mental health and well-being.

    Reference: Canadian Nurses Association (2018). Nurse One- Learning Module: De-stigmatizing Practices and Mental Illness. Retrieved from https://nurseone.ca/tools/learning-module-de-stigmatizing-practices-and-mental-illness 

    ©2018 Canadian Nurses Association

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    This document from Mood Disorders Society of Canada considers a variety of strategies to manage depression in older persons.

    Reference: Mood Disorders Society of Canada (n.d.) Depression in Elderly, retrieved from http://mdsc.ca/documents/Consumer%20and%20Family%20Support/Depression%20in%20Elderly%20edited%20Dec16%202010.pdf 

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    This Government of Ontario website contains the Mental Health Act 1990 and Regulation that falls under it.

    Reference: Mental Health Act 1990 Website: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90m07

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    The Mental Health First Aid courses focus on the most common mental health disorders related to substances, mood, anxiety, trauma and psychosis.

    Reference: Mental Health Commission of Canada (2017). Mental Health First Aid Canada. Retrieved from http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca/en/course-info/courses  

    © 2017 Mental Health Commission of Canada

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    Website full of educational resources with a great search engine pertaining to suicide and the elderly.

    Reference: Baycrest [Online] Available: http://www.baycrest.org

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    This website contains many useful resources for understanding depression, bipolar disorder, suicidality. There is an education tab with links to training modules. Useful supportive strategies can be found under the support tab.

    Reference: Website: http://mooddisorderscanada.com/