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Housing First: The best bet to end homelessness

A homeless man in Vancouver. Photo: quinet/Flickr
This pilot program aims to address the mental health and addiction concerns of the homeless.

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Housing First: The best bet to end homelessness

From 2002 to 2008, the counted number of homeless in Metro Vancouver increased 137 per cent, from 1,121 to 2,660. What is equally important, from 30 to 50 per cent (with some estimating as high as 70 per cent) of the homeless population in Vancouver have mental health concerns. An unfortunate result of de-institutionalization is that the burden of mental healthcare has fallen on the police and general hospitals. To solve homelessness, we can't just build homes. We must also successfully address the mental health concerns of the homeless.

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August 13, 2014 |
August 12 is International Youth Day, a day endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 in a resolution upon the recommendation by the World Conference of Minsters Responsible for Youth.
image: MPA
| May 23, 2014
The Swan Song

The schizophrenia survivor

May 14, 2014
| Brent Seal was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He had a mental breakdown and attempted suicide. Slowly, he transformed his life. He is now a mental wellness coach.
Length: 29:47 minutes (27.27 MB)
Photo: Tom Flemming/flickr
| January 28, 2014
January 24, 2014 |
Unifor is participating in the Bell program ‘Let’s Talk’ geared towards fostering a national conversation on mental health.
Talking Radical Radio

Remembering a radical experiment: The Vancouver Mental Patients Association of the 1970s

September 4, 2013
| Jackie Hooper and Megan Davies talk about the radical early years of the Vancouver Mental Patients Association (or MPA) in the 1970s, and about a recent film project to recover some of that history.
Length: 28:07 minutes (25.74 MB)

Workman Arts’ RWM presents: A series of short films

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Location

Hart House U of T, Debates Room 2nd Floor
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 49.2084" N, 79° 23' 40.8876" W

Rendezvous with Madness: film screenings*panel to follow, FREE

MAY 6 @9 a.m. start – Hart House/UofT (7 Hart House Circle*Debates Room 2nd floor)

 

WORKMAN ARTS SALUTES MENTAL HEALTH WEEK

 www.workmanarts.com

A proud partner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

 The Department of Psychiatry and Hart House at U of T are hosting an inaugural mental health fair, MindFest:

@9 am - A Series of Short Film Screenings

Films: Elevator, Loonie, Gilles’ Lily, The Lesson, Ryan

 

Workman Arts Presents All That Is Real Poetry Launch

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 2:00pm

Location

The Drake Hotel
1150 Queen St West
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 38' 35.2896" N, 79° 25' 28.56" W

WORKMAN ARTS PRESENTS ALL THAT IS REAL POETRY LAUNCH

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK CELEBRATION

www.workmanarts.com

A proud partner of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

 

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