Make mental health a priority in 2016
By Andie McHardy-Blaser
Mental health issues affect all Canadians at some point, whether directly or through a family member, friend or colleague. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Research, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life time.
A recent article in The Globe and Mail discusses advantages of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) online programs, including anonymity and convenience. The article also quotes David Gratzer, a psychiatrist at the Scarborough Hospital in Ontario, who says that if done well, the Internet-based model “can actually rival in-person CBT.”
CPCO has teamed up with Starling Minds’ founder and CEO Dr. Andrew Miki, and launched an online mental health initiative to support our Practising Associates.