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Hacking Health Digital Futures at Com-Hac!

Hacking Health Digital Futures at Com-Hac!

The Com-Hac (Community Health Advancement Conference) held during mental health week on May 7th 2018 was a unique meeting of tech and health innovation. The event took place at the Globe and Mail Centre on King Street East, which boasts spectacular views....

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Let’s #GetLoud for Mental Health Week 2018!

Let’s #GetLoud for Mental Health Week 2018!

For Mental Health Week 2018, Stella's Place launched a social media promotion to join the conversation. Using the official hashtag of #GetLoud, we asked our participants to #GetLoud about what real support looks like at Stella's Place. We then adapted their responses...

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Life-changing Investment for Mental Health System

Life-changing Investment for Mental Health System

TORONTO, ON March 21, 2018 Stella’s Place thanks the Premier Wynne and the Liberal government of Ontario for the monumental investment they are making into the mental health system which was announced today. This allocation of $2.1 billion over four years will have a...

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Mental Health and the Media By Emma Woolley

Mental Health and the Media By Emma Woolley

Last week, we were approached by GlobalTV to share our perspective on whether or not certain words (suicide, cutting, sleeping pills, dying) in the Arcade Fire song “Creature Comfort” should be censored. The single has inspired discussion around youth mental health and suicide, as it directly challenges the glamourization of suicide, reminding listeners that suicide isn’t “painless” and that those thinking about it are not “nameless.” The song’s inherent message, at least to me, that the urge to be made famous through dying/escaping suffering isn’t one to encourage.

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Building A Community – Staff Retreat 2017

Building A Community – Staff Retreat 2017

(Available only in Toronto)(Available only in Toronto)I have seen the staff team at Stella’s Place evolve from four, to eight, to 15, to our current buzzing group of about 30. Over three years, we have branched out, growing and changing both as individuals and as an...

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Yes, our MPPs really DO want to hear from YOU!

Yes, our MPPs really DO want to hear from YOU!

Two years ago I became a Canadian citizen – at the tender age of 49, a bit of a late bloomer you might say. Later that same year, I cast my first vote in a federal election, excited to finally take part in the political process which I’d watched from the sidelines for many years.

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