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.
About Starling Minds
Starling Minds is an online mental health toolkit, providing education and training for CPCO Practising Associates, to manage stress and prevent anxiety and depression. The program was developed by Dr. Andrew Miki and is based on CBT.
It includes over 100 interactive videos based on CBT. Part of the program features a case study of Virginia, a Catholic Principal who has a lot on her plate. During the course, program users learn how Starling Minds helps Virginia overcome emotional distress.
CPCO is very proud and excited to be able to provide this program to all of our Practicing Associates at no cost. We encourage everyone to log in and discover first-hand how this online resource can be of personal and professional benefit.
Practising Associates are invited to visit the Starling Minds page on CPCO’s website for more information and to register.
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