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A coordinated mental health approach during pandemic
July 17, 2020
COVID-19 has brought Michael Seiferling and Robert Stephenson closer together.
Pandemic creates opportunity to expand ways Mental Health and Addictions care is delivered
July 13, 2020
Although the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant changes to how Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) Mental Health and Addictions staff have provided services, care has continued to be available throughout urban sites.
Child and Youth staff find novel way to reach ADHD parents during COVID-19 pandemic
June 22, 2020
When it looked like the pandemic was going to indefinitely delay information sessions for parents wanting information on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), staff at Child and Youth Services (CYS) in Regina got creative.
Art engaging youth about mental health
February 26, 2020
Repairing a broken plate as part of an art project is one way to create an environment where youth can feel comfortable talking about mental health and self-harm.
Random acts of kindness have mental health benefits
February 14, 2020
Did you know that making someone’s day can also make yours? A kind gesture can have mental health benefits for both the giver and the receiver.
Better Together Thursdays proclaimed in Tisdale
January 29, 2020
A Grade 12 student’s idea to make a positive difference following multiple suicides in the Battlefords in 2018 has been formally adopted in Tisdale.
Additional Calder Centre beds making difference
January 22, 2020
Six additional inpatient beds for Calder Centre, a provincial addictions treatment facility in Saskatoon, have made a difference in the number of people being served.
Winter Blues getting you down? HealthLine 811 can help!
January 15, 2020
Winter is here, and for some, these months come hand-in-hand with the winter blues, but help is available by calling HealthLine 811.
Tips for managing holiday stress
December 11, 2019
Tips to help manage feelings of depression, anxiety and stress this Christmas season.
Yellow carnations encourage conversations about mental health
October 10, 2019
Education, awareness, advocacy against social stigma, and positive affirmations. That is the focus of the Tisdale Suicide Awareness Committee’s yellow carnation campaign for World Mental Health Day on October 10.
Improving children’s mental health focus of Nipawin initiative
June 27, 2019
A grassroots initiative that took flight after the suicide of a community member is impacting children’s mental health in Nipawin.
Mental Health Arts Program in Prince Albert important for healing
May 09, 2019
Creativity. Self-empowerment. Socializing. Expression. These are all words associated with the Mental Health Arts Program in Prince Albert.
Mom can focus on her addictions recovery and her child at Family Treatment Centre
May 02, 2019
When the Family Treatment Centre was presented to Jane as an option for her to get help with her addictions, she finally saw an opportunity that would work for her and her daughter.
Saskatchewan Patient advisor speaks at national conference
March 21, 2019
Two representatives of the Saskatchewan Health Authority spoke at a national conference in Ottawa in early March.
Grand Opening of the New Saskatchewan Hospital
March 14, 2019
The energy in the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB) makes patient Keri feel blessed. She believes the rest of the patients at the provincial psychiatric rehabilitation facility feel the same way.
Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford officially opens
March 08, 2019
Patients and offenders living with mental health issues now have access to enhanced facilities and programming at the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford (SHNB).
Addition of the temporary MHAU
February 28, 2019
It was almost one year ago that staff and patients celebrated the opening of the temporary Mental Health Assessment Unit.
Did you know: Eating disorders are an illness, not a choice
February 07, 2019
Eating disorders are serious but treatable mental and physical illnesses that can affect anyone.
Mental Health supports only a phone call away
January 24, 2019
As we approach the end of January and the resurgence of the Bell Let’s Talk campaign for 2019, the issue of mental health and how we can support our family members, our friends and ourselves is front of mind.
Online Therapy offered to Saskatchewan public
January 10, 2019
Socializing, gaming, dating – all of it happens online in our modern world. But did you know that therapy is a service that is also offered online in Saskatchewan?
Fighting addiction begins with a single step
November 29, 2018
The journey in fighting an addiction begins with a single step. That step can begin in many different places across our province, and in many different ways.
Bridging psychiatric care in the Bridge City
November 08, 2018
The rapid assessment psychiatric clinic in Saskatoon is a bridge for individuals between emergency care and longer term psychiatric care if needed.
Peer Support an important component to Mental Health and Addictions Services
November 01, 2018
Mental health and addictions clients sometimes yearn to speak to someone who can really understand what they’re going through – enter, peer supporters.
Parents urged to take extra precautions following legalized cannabis
November 01, 2018
Since Cannabis was legalized in Canada, it has been weighing on the minds of parents who are wondering how, and at what age, they should approach this issue with their kids.
New Saskatchewan Hospital light, bright, and all for patients
October 25, 2018
It’s light, and bright, with open, home-like spaces, places for therapy and recreation, and for family to meet, and above all, private rooms for patients.
Teachers trained in mental health literacy
October 04, 2018
When a teen may require more health supports is one of the things 50 teachers and counselors learned during a three-day training workshop in Saskatoon.
Grief and trauma support still needed after Humboldt tragedy
September 06, 2018
With the return of fall, comes the return of routine but for those affected by the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April, this year will feel very different.
Saskatchewan Hospital – Reflecting on a century of care
August 02, 2018
The site, which once included a farm, its own electrical supply and a golf course, has moved into the modern age.
Changes to Mental Health Day Program mean shorter waits, happier patients
May 03, 2018
Smaller classes, improved program screening, focus on barriers to care are among the improvements.
Session teaches Grade 8 students skills to manage mental health and addictions issues
April 05, 2018
School and Saskatchewan Health Authority counsellors use fun and games to teach the serious topic of mental health and addictions to Outlook and area Grade 8 students.
Sneak Peek: New Mental Health Assessment Unit in Saskatoon
March 29, 2018
People needing urgent mental health care within Royal University Hospital emergency department in Saskatoon will soon have access to a new unit.
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