Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction and Mental Health Commission of Canada Highlight Healthy Coping Strategies during COVID-19 Pandemic
Ottawa, April 24, 2020 — The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) have compiled a pair of easy-to-use tip sheets to help people in Canada recognize and cope with stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources one for healthcare workers and one for the general public, produced by CCSA and MHCC experts in the field include simple, positive actions for those who may turn to substance use in the absence of their usual outlets.Tags:
Managing Stress, Anxiety And Substance Use During Covid-19: A Resource For Healthcare Providers [infographic]
Throne speech recognition of mental health and addiction support applauded by pan-Canadian health organizations
December 6, 2019 — Ottawa, Ontario
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) applaud the federal government for putting mental health and addiction squarely on the map in its December 5th throne speech. Mental illness and substance use — and more specifically, the opioid crisis — are among our country’s most pressing public health policy concerns.
Ottawa, April 25, 2019 — People who use cannabis regularly — one or more times per week over a period of months or years — could be at greater risk of developing psychosis or schizophrenia, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). Clearing the Smoke on Cannabis: Regular Use and Mental Health reviews the current body of research about the relationship between cannabis and a number of mental health conditions.